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‘Dreams Deferred’ is a wakeup call regarding Israel

Posted on December 7, 2016

Rabbi Seth Winberg reviews Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Movement to Boycott Israel  (Indiana University Press), which contains 396 pages of essential information for anyone who cares about the delegitimization of Israel.… Read the rest

Leading Rabbi calls on Jewish leaders to stand down following Child Abuse Royal Commission

Posted on December 6, 2016

Rabbi Dr Benjamin Elton, Rabbi of the Great Synagogue in Sydney and Secretary of the Rabbinical Councils of Australia and New Zealand (Australia’s most senior Orthodox Rabbi) has called on Jewish leaders, who failed to protect child abuse survivors, to stand down from their public positions.… Read the rest

Putting Out the Flames of Hate

Posted on November 29, 2016

Read Rabbi Zach Truboff’s beautiful piece on the recent fires in Israel.Read the rest

Jewish Book Council Recommends The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling

Posted on November 29, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Michelle Friedman and Dr. Rachel Yehuda on their  book “The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling” being recommended by the Jewish Book Council. JBC reviewed the book and states “The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling will appeal to psychoanalysts, particularly those working with Jewish clients, counselors, psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and rabbis offering pastoral counseling, as well as clergy of other faiths such as ministers, priests, imams and lay chaplains.”… Read the rest

Thou shalt not oppress the convert

Posted on November 29, 2016

Read about Rav Avi Weiss’s article about Jewish converts and the ongoing issues pertaining to the Israeli Rabbinate and RCA conversion process.… Read the rest

As Collision between Rabbinics and Psychology Increases, Leading Rabbinic Programs Offer New, Additional Tools

Posted on November 22, 2016

Read about how Dr. Michelle Freidman’s new book, “The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling: A Guide for All Faiths” tackles the delicate intersection between rabbinics and psychology in the modern world.Read the rest

Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Noah with Rabbi Yonah Berman

Posted on November 4, 2016

This week’s Torah portion – Parashat Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32) – features the famous story of Noah’s ark and of the great flood, as well as the story of the Tower of Babel. Rabbi Yonah Berman discusses Noah’s family – on what we know about them and what we can learn from Noah’s geneology.… Read the rest

Reflections of a Rikers Island High Holidays Rabbi

Posted on November 3, 2016

Eli Yoggev ’17 reflects on these past high holidays spent on Rikers Island.… Read the rest

Bishul achar Bishul b’davar lach

Posted on November 3, 2016

Did you ever wonder what the Rema really thinks about Bishul achar Bishul b’davar lach?  Check out Rabbi David Fried’s new article where one of life’s great mysteries will be revealed below!

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Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School Announces Launch of Online Lindenbaum Center

Posted on November 1, 2016

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) announces the launch of the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies website, immediately available at

The Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies is dedicated to promoting an Orthodox halakha that is scrupulous, sophisticated, and responsive.… Read the rest