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Are Our Days Numbered? Is the Omer a Dangerous Time?

Rabbi Chaim Elazar Shapira (1868-1937) was the head of the rabbinical court of Mukachevo in western Ukraine and the third Rebbe of the Munkacs Chassidic dynasty. His father, Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Shapira, the second Munkacser Rebbe, was the author of the Darkhe Teshuva, an important halakhic work, and his great-great grandfather, Rabbi Tzvi Elimelech Shapira of Dinov, was the author of the classic Chasidic work Benei Yissaschar.…

Does God Play Dice with the Universe? Games of Chance and the Theology of Purim

by Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff
Posted on February 25, 2021

Rabbi Yair Bacharach (1639-1702), one of the most important German halakhic decisions of the premodern era and author of the responsa, Chavot Yair, was a student of Rabbi Mendel Bass, (who was himself the student of Rabbi Yoel Sirkis, the Ba”Ch).…

Guide for an Afternoon Purim Seudah Going into Shabbat Dinner (pores mapah u’mikadesh)

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Go Easy on the Kids? Children and Tisha B’Av

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein zt”l (1895-1986) was the preeminent posek for North American Jewry for most of the 20th century, both for the yeshivish and Modern Orthodox communities. Rav Moshe was born in Russia in 1895, where he served as rabbi making great personal sacrifices on behalf of his community until he emigrated to the U.S.…

On Feminine Depictions of God in Tanakh

by Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky
Posted on July 20, 2020

Berah Dodi: Conclusion of Shir Ha-Shirim (Hebrew)

by Dr. Yonatan Grossman
Posted on July 20, 2020

The Mishkan: A ‘Mini Mt. Sinai’ or a ‘Kosher Golden Calf’

by Rabbi Menachem Leibtag
Posted on July 20, 2020

Eikhah 3 and the Court of Law

by Dr. Shalom Holtz
Posted on July 20, 2020

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Joshua, Prophet

Shemesh Be-Givon Dom: Unraveling a Biblical Riddle

by Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom
Posted on July 20, 2020

The Creation of the World and the Status of the Human Being (Hebrew)

by Dr. Yonatan Grossman
Posted on July 20, 2020

Towards a Definition of Tefillah

by Dr. Shalom Holtz
Posted on July 20, 2020

Between Saul and David: A Cave, A Spear, A Cloak and a Jug (Hebrew)

by Dr. Orit Avnery
Posted on July 20, 2020