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Rabbi Hershel Shachter’s Rav Revisionism

Marc B. Shapiro blogs: It is common to hear among YU figures the expression “hakhmei ha-mesorah,” referring to authoritative rabbinic spokesmen. Readers can correct me if I am mistaken, but I don’t think that this expression, with the meaning currently … Continue reading

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My Beard Bothers The World

In February 2008, I read an essay in Commentary magazine by the clean-shaven Rabbi Meir Soloveitchik on the role of the beard in Judaism. It laid out the reasons for why the beard (as opposed to the clean-shaven look) was … Continue reading

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Has The RCA Developed Backbone Over Conversions?

Currently the RCA accepts the determination of Israel’s Chief Sephardic Rabbi Shlomo Amar about which conversions he will accept. I don’t expect the RCA will change its approach as long as Rabbi Basil Herring runs the show. He’s too weak. … 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

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The Shidduch (Matchmaking) Crisis

From Hirhurim: A survey of university presidents’ salaries: link Religious Zionists rabbis want kosher cellphone internet: link The new shidduch crisis: link An article on a few J-blogs: link NY Post reports on proposed solution to the Shidduch Crisis: link … Continue reading

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