"Luke Ford reports all of the 'juicy' quotes, and has been doing it for years." (Marc B. Shapiro)
"This guy knows all the gossip, the ins and outs, the lashon hara of the Orthodox world. He’s an [expert] in... all the inner workings of the Orthodox world." (Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff)
"This generation's Hillel." (Nathan Cofnas)
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Tag Archives: beit midrash
The Strange Charedi Judaism Of Aish HaTorah
In his second lecture on Rav Elazar Shach, Dr. Marc B. Shapiro says: "His antipathy to kiruv (outreach) has nothing to do with his feelings for Chabad. What does it mean to do kiruv? It means to leave the yeshiva. … Continue reading
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Do Rabbis Avi Weiss, Saul Berman Deserve To Be Called ‘Amalek’?
Yehuda posts to Hirhurim: Gil, it’s lovely you’re so tolerant. I’m glad you know what they mean. Despite your tolerance, I think anyone calling you, Rabbis Weiss or Berman, or any other Torah opinions "Amalek" deserves a public rebuke, and … Continue reading
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Jerusalem’s Rabbi Mickey Rosen Has Died
He presided over the liberal Yakar synagogue. He was the primary teacher for Reb Mimi Feigelson of American Jewish University. Blog: I was deeply upset to hear a few minutes ago that Rabbi Meir (Mickey) Rosen passed away last night. … Continue reading
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Where Does Luke Ford Daven?
At shalosh sheudos (third meal) today, a new friend said to me, "All my friends ask me, ‘Is it true Luke Ford davens at the Happy Minyan?’" I’m still singing. Lila li. Li lalalalilili, bum, bum, bum. That place rocks. … Continue reading
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Yisroel writes: "I think the deli owner and operators are young Lubavitchers from NY." According to SFNewYorkDeli.com: "Welcome to the S.F. New York Deli. Here is our unique style blend of the real New York Deli experience and San Francisco. … Continue reading
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