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A Rabbinic Call to Support HUDS Employees by Rabbi Dani Passow

Posted on October 6, 2016

Wednesday, at Yom Kippur services around the world, including multiple at Harvard Hillel, Jews will read from the book of Isaiah:“Loosen the chains of wickedness, undo the bonds of oppression… The Lord will answer you when you call, saying, ‘Here I am’ if you remove from your midst the yoke of oppression.”… Read the rest

Rabbis Mull Whether To Talk About Politics On The High Holy Days

Posted on September 30, 2016

Will Rabbi Yonatan Cohen dive into the topics making headlines these days — among them: the roiling politics, the Black Lives Matter movement and immigration?… Read the rest

The Other Crisis On Campus

Posted on September 30, 2016

Rabbi Aaron Lerner discusses “the pronounced decline of Jewish identity and literacy in North America” on college campuses.… Read the rest

Women Leading Selichot – A Response to Rabbi Katz

Posted on September 30, 2016

By Rabbi Dov Linzer

I was pleased to read the teshuva by Rabbi Ysoscher Katz, shlita, on the issue of women leading selichot, a topic that I addressed in a teshuva last year.  Rabbi Katz’s halakhic argument appears in the third and final section of his teshuva. … Read the rest

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz Can’t Stop Giving

Posted on September 28, 2016

Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz changes the lives of orphans. His interest in adoption grew when he and his wife Shoshana, who currently have two biological children, started trying to adopt five years ago. “We’ve always felt we wanted to give children who needed a home a home,” said Yanklowitz.Read the rest

Tikkun Olam Through Shareholder Advocacy

Posted on September 26, 2016

Read about how eJewish Philanthropy will introduce readers to three impact investing strategies: shareholder advocacy, ESG incorporation, and thematic impact investments. Rabbi Jacob Siegel discuss his impact on shareholder advocacy.

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May a Woman Lead Selichot and the Recital of God’s 13 Principles of Mercy?

Posted on September 23, 2016

בשם ה’ אל עולם

שליחת ציבור לאמירת סליחות וקריאת שלוש עשרה מידות

ראש ישיבתנו, הרה”ג ר’ דוב לינזר שליט”א, נשאל לאחרונה אם מותר לנשים לשמש כשליחות ציבור לאמירת סליחות ושלוש עשרה מידות, ובתשובה מפורטת ביאר דעתו לאיסור. אבל אנכי לא כן עמדי.… Read the rest

London’s Muslim mayor is checking out Rahm Emanuel’s shul this Shabbat

Posted on September 20, 2016

London’s first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, will be synagogue hopping in Chicago this weekend at our musmach Rav David Wolkenfeld’s shul, and Rav Asher Lopatin’s former shul.… Read the rest

To Sit In Judgement

Posted on September 9, 2016

Rabbi Avram Mlotek ’15 beautifully discusses his recent encounter with our justice system and how similar we actually are to one another in the Jewish Week.Read the rest

How To Overcome the War Within: Lessons from Adaptation, Oscar Wilde, and the Sages of the Talmud

Posted on September 8, 2016

Rabbi Daniel Goodman’16 discusses modern films, Victorian literature, and Jewish sages illustrate a religiously grounded, morally mature approach to the classic internal conflict identified by great thinkers from Plato to Freud.… Read the rest