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Tag Archives: Aish HaTorah
Chabad Vs Aish Ha Torah
I notice that Aish HaTorah people seem to be very sensitive about any criticism of Aish and to personally hold it against you if you criticize the company. On the other hand, Lubavitchers are about the most selfless people around … Continue reading
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Have the Rabbis Ruined Judaism?
Aish Ha Torah. Los Angeles. 9100 Pico Blvd. 8 p.m. It’s a dark and lonely night. Let’s flash back to a dark and lonely morning almost 13 years ago. April 13, 1998. I am called in to meet with the … Continue reading
Posted in Aish HaTorah, Conservative Judaism, Personal, R. Ari Kahn, R. Moshe Feinstein Tagged Aish HaTorah, bar ilan university, holiday meals, rabbi ari kahn, rabbi kahn, rav yair kahn, senior lecturer, virtual beit midrash, yeshivat har etzion, yoga classes Comments Off on Have the Rabbis Ruined Judaism?
A few years ago in the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, Aish HaTorah rabbi Aryeh Markman called me a “Torah weirdo.” I felt hurt at first but then Chaim Amalek told me he loved the phrase and so I learned … Continue reading
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Using Sex To Sell Torah
I was doing some research on Rabbi Simcha Weinberg and found some interesting comments about his late uncle Noah Weinberg, the founder of Aish HaTorah. I did not realize there was so much venom towards him. I researched these attacks … Continue reading
Posted in Aish HaTorah, Haredi, R. Noah Weinberg, R. Simcha Weinberg Tagged Aish HaTorah, discovery seminar, haaretz, kiruv, norman lamm, professional satisfaction, ramhal, shaliach, soloveitchik, torah code Comments Off on Using Sex To Sell Torah