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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 Lindenbaumcenter.org.

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

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School Announces Launch of YCTorah Virtual Library

Posted on November 1, 2016

October 2016, New York—Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) announces the launch of the YCTorah Virtual Library, now available at Torahlibrary.org.

A collaborative effort years in the making, the YCTorah Virtual Library brings the Torah teachings and halakhic insights of YCT’s teachers and rebbeim to the larger Jewish community and beyond.… Read the rest

An Artisanal Judaism Grows in Brooklyn

Posted on October 27, 2016

Read about Rabbi Jon Leener and Rabbi Avram Mlotek‘s home-based, small-batch programs that take root in Williamsburg, as millennials search for authenticity.… Read the rest

Melodies and Moments: Shabbat as Conscious Living

Posted on October 19, 2016

In the rush leading up to this past Shabbat evening, Eliezer Lawrence was late to synagogue and decided to pray on his own at home before his dinner guests arrived.… Read the rest

May a Woman Lead Selichot and the Recital of God’s Thirteen Attributes of Mercy?

Posted on October 11, 2016

In the Name of God, Ruler of the Universe

By Rabbi Ysoscher Katz

Our Rosh Yeshivah, Rabbi Dov Linzer (shlita), was recently asked if women are permitted to function as shelichot tzibur (prayer leaders on behalf of the community) for the recital of the selichot (penitential prayers) and God’s 13 Attributes of Mercy.… Read the rest