"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 study
The World Of Chabad-Lite
Chabad is an elite religion. It has long prided itself as the most intellectual of the Hasidim, the group most devoted to Torah study. Over the past 40 years, Chabad has devoted itself to outreach and it is easy to … Continue reading
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Get Ready For Female Modern Orthodox Rabbis
Historian Marc B. Shapiro writes: Leaving aside the issue of serving as a dayan, it is obvious to me that women rabbis are coming to Modern Orthodoxy, even if the powers that be are standing firmly against it. Yet they … Continue reading
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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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When Rabbis Used To Slap Students
Marc Shapiro writes: Even though, as mentioned, teachers were never supposed to inflict real pain, I think it is fair to say that the physical punishments over the generations sometimes did get out of hand (see next note). I recall … Continue reading
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Can Too Much Torah Study Hurt Your Spiritual Life?
Professor Marc B. Shapiro is out with his first blog post since April. He writes: I have mentioned how R. Kook compares the Torah scholars and the masses, and how the masses have elements of natural morality that are not … Continue reading
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