"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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How Do Chabad Guys Do It?
I keep meeting Chabad guys with no money and no college degree and yet they’re married to young women who look like models. How do they do it? Chaim Amalek emails: “Also, HOW DO THEY DO IT? I remember as … Continue reading
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The Coen Brothers On Judaism
From the Boston Globe: Earlier in the evening, I had attended a screening of the remarkable new Coen brothers film, "A Serious Man,” hosted at Brandeis by the National Center for Jewish Film. The film is being compared to Job … Continue reading
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LimmudLA 2009 Report II
Part One SATURDAY 3 pm. I walk up and down the corridors looking through peepholes at the various classes. It’s not Torah I seek, it’s visceral human contact. I want to make friends. I want a wife. Most of all, … Continue reading
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Who’s The Rabbi Sholom Kalmanson Who Gave Such A Stemwinder About The Rebbe?
Here’s an article about the speech with a link to the video. Who is this Rabbi Sholom Kalmanson? He appears to be the head of Chabad of Southern Ohio. From chabad.org: Rabbi Sholom B. Kalmanson, Ex. VP, Chabad of Southern Ohio … Continue reading
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Three Jews Struck By A Car In Pico/Robertson Friday Night Walking Home From Shabbat Dinner
Scott Shafrin (Hebrew school teacher) and Lizzie Pollack were not seriously injured. Rabbinic intern Elan Babchuck suffered a broken leg, separated shoulder, numerous lacerations and other injuries. He’ll be in the hospital for a few days. If anyone wants his … Continue reading
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