"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)
Tag Archives: Hasidim
Marc B. Shapiro: The Worst Thing Chabad Did
According to Wikipedia: “[Yosef Yitzchok (Joseph Isaac), the sixth Lubavitcher rebbe] Schneersohn argued against his Hasidim leaving Russia[in the 1920s, 1930s], even if they were able do. He explicitly forbade his followers from leaving, describing those who did as “deserters”.” … Continue reading
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What’s The Halacah?
Dr. Marc B. Shapiro writes: Yet my point is that the Jewish people didn’t need any specific halakhic justification, because they knew from their intuitive natural morality what was proper. This is what R. Yehudah Amital meant when he said … Continue reading
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When The Chofetz Chaim Wore Rabbenu Tam Tefillin
In a lecture Dec. 21, 2009 for Torah in Motion, Professor Marc B. Shapiro says: One of you asked me to talk about the Chofetz Chaim and the forged Talmud Yerushalmi. You can find the information in here, The Writings … Continue reading
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What Does ‘Glatt Kosher’ Mean?
Marc Shapiro writes in the Aug. 18, 2008 issue of the Forward: The very meaning of glatt kosher in the United States is not what most people think, namely, meat that has no adhesions. While this is indeed the original … Continue reading
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