"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: torah reading
Will Women Getting Called To The Torah Cause Men To Lust?
Historian Marc B. Shapiro writes: …I quoted a responsum of R. Joseph Messas. In this teshuvah he also explains why women can’t be given aliyot. As is well known, in earlier days this was permitted but the Sages later forbid … Continue reading
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What Must A Goy Do To Be Saved?
This week’s Torah portion is Re’eh: Re’eh, Reeh, R’eih, or Ree (ראה — Hebrew for “see,” the first word in the parshah) is the 47th weekly Torah portion (parshah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the fourth … Continue reading
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Live Torah Talk With Rabbi Rabbs
This week’s Torah portion is Chukkat (Number 19 – 22). Rabbi Rabbs says a major rav gave him a cheter (permission) to go f*** himself. We delve. From Wikipedia: Chukat, Hukath, or Chukkas (Hebrew: ????, �decree,� � the ninth word, … Continue reading
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Rahm Emmanuel Holds A Bar Mitzvah Celebration For His Son On A Sunday
I know that Rahm Emanuel speaks Hebrew, belongs to an Orthodox synagogue and visits Israel. His wife, Amy Rule, apparently did not receive an Orthodox conversion. Rabbi Asher Lopatin writes to the Failed Messiah blog in November 2008: Please read … Continue reading
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Pacific Jewish Center Hires A New Rabbi
Rabbi Eliyahu Fink will be a part-time rabbi. He’s also going to law school. He says: "I am excited to join the Pacific Jewish Center as your Rabbi. Over the next few weeks I would like to get to know … Continue reading
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