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Tag Archives: upper west side
Women’s Prayer Groups Are Passe
In a 2010 lecture on R. Joseph Messas and R. Avraham Shapiro, Marc B. Shapiro (no relation) says that the Sephardim have always had a positive view of the return to Israel. Sephardim have never been anti-Zionist. Rav Messas wrote … Continue reading
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What About Faith?
Rabbi Arnie Singer writes: As an Orthodox rabbi living and working on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, I’m thrilled to see so many single men and women actively involved in Torah and mitzvot. This is also the case in Queens, Brooklyn, … Continue reading
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What’s The Big Difference Between LA And NY Orthodox Shuls?
There are hardly any single women in Los Angeles Orthodox shuls while New York shuls are filled with them. The Upper West Side of Manhattan has the biggest Orthodox singles scene in North America. Los Angeles? Not so much. In … Continue reading
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Looking For Scoops
Joe emails: Hey Luke, I am a big fan of your blog. I was hoping you have updates/information on the following stories you posted. 1). David Mazlin – last you posted he pleaded guilty in court and is now listed … Continue reading
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