"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: rebbe
Are Official Lubavitchers Messianic?
Dorron emails: "Are these people "official" Lubavitchers, or Yechis who have been (at least on paper) disowned by "official" Lubavitch?" Yisroel emails: Yes, Dorron, these people are all longtime, veteran "official" Lubavitchers. Both of the rabbis I wrote about, and … Continue reading
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Who’s Your Rebbe, Now?
I walked into the party like I was walking into a scene. (I was only there for journalistic reasons, not to party, hence I was not violating Judaism’s laws against partying during the three weeks of mourning leading up to … Continue reading
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Can You Betroth A Woman Through A Messenger?
If the messenger has sex with your bride. Is that a valid Jewish marriage? Ask your rebbe that. That’s what Dr. Marc B. Shapiro advises Jewish teenagers. If the rebbe gets flustered and angry at the question, then he’s not … Continue reading
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Who’s Your Rebbe?
The other day, I was disciplining a wrongdoer while screaming, "Who’s Your Rebbe?" I then proceeded to give a very complicated Talmudic discourse inspired by this blog post on HirHurim: It seems that R. Yehudah assumes that you can only … Continue reading
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Is Yoga For Fags?
Chaim Amalek emails: "I sense a new enthusiasm that is likely to pull you away from the rabbinate and Judaism. Also, yoga and women are for fags." Khunrum emails: "Amalek, I applaud whatever comes next, be it Yoga or Alexander, … Continue reading
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