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A Rabbi Wrote a Halakhah Sefer – What Happened Next Will Amaze You!

By Rabbi Jeffrey Saks Originally published on TorahMusings.com. The recent discovery of the 12 second video clip of the Chofetz Chaim has rightfully fascinated the Torah world. Indeed, it may be enough to redeem the black hole of inanity which is the Internet, with its click-bait of cats playing with string and Charlie biting fingers. […]

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Holy Shekels

By Rabbi Jeffrey Saks Thoughts on this week’s Parashah – Ki Tissa – whose opening theme resonates with the custom of the Half-Shekel donated on Ta’anit Esther (this Wednesday). “When you take the sum of the children of Israel according to their numbers… This they shall give, everyone who goes through the counting: half a […]

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Rav Avraham Yitzhak HaKohen Kook zt”l

Today, 3 Elul 5773, is the 78th yahretzeit of Rav Avraham Yitzhak HaKohen Kook zt”l. As part of ATID’s Art Initiative, we are pleased to bring you this archive of discussion and learning sessions exploring the world of Rav Avraham Yitzhak HaKohen Kook zt”l and how his teachings shed light about the place of art […]

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Stories of the Law

Rabbi Jeffrey Saks interviews Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan about his new book Stories of the Law: Narractive Discourse and the Construction of Authority in the Mishnah (Oxford University Press). Why does the Mishnah, a legal code, contain stories, and what do their presence in that great halakhic work say about who the Rabbis were? http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/webyeshivamedia/Rabbi+Jeffrey+Saks+Podcast/simon-shoshan(1).mp3Podcast: Play […]

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Shaul Stampfer and the History of Jewish Education

Rabbi Jeffrey Saks talks with Prof. Shaul Stampfer about his two new books “Lithuanian Yeshivas of the Nineteenth Century” and “Families, Rabbis and Education” (Littman Library) https://webyeshivamedia.s3.amazonaws.com/Rabbi%20Jeffrey%20Saks%20Podcast/stampfer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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