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Judaism: The Slippery Slope of Jewish Religious Dialogue with the Church May 17, 2015  9:11 am

By Rabbis Avraham Gordimer and David HaKohen Grosser The rabbis, cardinals, bishops and priests met together, prayed together, discussed theology together, sang, danced and feasted together, and recited the Shema together.

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Bloomberg: More People Die on Private Jets Than Flying Commercial May 17, 2015  3:13 am

At about 2 a.m. on Feb. 20, 2013, private jet pilot Richard Trammell woke up in Greenwood, S.C., and drove an hour to Thomson, Ga., to prepare for a short

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Shavuos – What Does It Mean to Me? May 17, 2015  2:31 am

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss In our Shavuos liturgy, we refer to Shavuos as, “Zman matan Toroseinu – The season of the giving of the Torah.”  We also express the wish to people, “You should be mkabeil, accept,  

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Bogus Bias May 15, 2015  7:44 am

By CJ Srullowitz Secular society is becoming less and less tolerant of gender distinctions of any kind. So it is no wonder that Amanda Bennett, a columnist for the Washington Post, took offense that an Orthodox Jewish

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Seven: The Power of Numbers May 14, 2015  1:11 pm

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran Numbers have power and significance.  Some numbers have greater significance than others, often due to their properties as primes or unique, or their role in anchoring our numbering system.  The number one is

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A Relationship with the Borei May 14, 2015  6:19 am

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Most are familiar with the comment of Rashi on the opening posuk of Parshas Bechukosai. His

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Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz; A Different Type of Philanthropist May 13, 2015  9:10 am

By Joshua Nass There are many young men like myself that face an ongoing struggle of committing to our careers while trying the best we can not to sacrifice our religious responsibilities. Large portions of time that

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What OU Kashrus Looks Like From the Inside May 11, 2015  9:12 am

By Yitzchok Adlerstein Last week’s essay on kashrus supervision attracted far more attention than I would have anticipated. I sensed that misinformation abounded about the OU, the people who work in kashrus, and their halachic standards. The comments that came in showed the usual mix. Some people really got the

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Netanyahu, Israel’s First “Baal Teshuvah” Prime Minister May 10, 2015  2:49 am

By Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin M.A. So it has come to pass, the final great political irony, that the leader of the most anti-Charedi Israeli government in recent history, signs on the Charedim as his first partners of the latest

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The Hill: Is Matt Drudge the Second Most Influential Man in America? May 9, 2015  10:31 pm

By Brent Budowsky While as a liberal, I do not suggest the following with a great deal of pleasure, but Matt Drudge is by far the single most influential person in the American media, and it is fair to ask: Is he the

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