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It Takes a Kehilla to Make a Mensch: Building Jewish Identity as Part of Overall Identity

Submitted on March 20, 2002

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The Torah of Israel and the State

Submitted on March 18, 2002

THE TORAH OF ISRAEL AND THE STATE By: Yehuda Gershuni Rabbi Gershuni is a renowned rabbinic scholar and the author of numerous Halakhic studies.... Read more
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Israel Independence Day and the Halakhah

Submitted on March 17, 2002

Since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, its Independence Day or Yom ha-Atzmaut has been celebrated in a variety of ways.... Read more
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Scientific Method and Biblical Study

Submitted on January 30, 2002

From Tradition, Volume 11, Number 1, Spring 1970   What little the general reader knows of Biblical criticism, he knows it as an opposition to... Read more
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The Halakha and Its Relationship to Social Reality

Submitted on January 26, 2002

This article originally appeared in Tradition 13:4, 1973. INTRODUCTION The Halakhah is often depicted as a monolithic cohesive structure a massive pillar of solid... Read more
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A Guide To The Jewish Studies Curriculum At Manhattan Day School

Submitted on December 23, 2001

The Jewish studies curriculum at Manhattan Day School is traditional both in content and design. It is the practical expression of our Torah goals throughout the program.... Read more
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VeTen Tal U-Matar

Submitted on December 13, 2001

VeTen Tal U-Matar What is So Holy about the 4th (or 5th or 6th) of December? Some Insights into the Interplay between the Calendar... Read more
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Emet Le-Ya’akov

Submitted on December 10, 2001

EMET LE’YA’AKOV By: Eitan Mayer If we have national heroes, they are the Avot. Traditional Jewish interpretation of the Torah has poured great energy... Read more
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Commitment vs. “Connecting”

Submitted on November 1, 2001

Commitment vs. “Connection” By Rabbi Yehuda Amital zt”l   One of the cornerstones of Judaism is commitment. However, the very concept of commitment today... Read more
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The Mitzvah of “Hakhel”

Submitted on September 12, 2001

Prepared by: Rabbi Jay Goldmintz Edited by: Dr. Moshe Sokolow Sources דברים לא:ט-יג משנה סוטה ז:ה בבלי סוטה לב ע”ב ספרי דברים יז:יח ספר... Read more
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