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Conversion to Judaism: An interview with Rabbi Maury Kelman

One of the topics that cuts to the heart of the Jewish world today is conversion. For over a decade and a half Rabbi Maury Kelman has been teaching about the issue through his New York based organization Route 613 – Your Route to GeRut.   In an effort to bring his expertise on the subject […]

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True Blue: The Story of Tekhelet 4-Part Mini-Series

A new 4 part mini-series called “True Blue: The Story of Tekhelet” will be launching at WebYeshiva.org on March 20, 2016. This free course is geared towards the entire family and can be accessed by registering here. The following is a Q&A session with the instructor, Ptil Tekhelet co-founder Dr Baruch Sterman, who touched on a few points about […]

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RABBI AHARON LICHTENSTEIN ZT”L IN CONVERSATION WITH THE EDUCATORS OF THE ATID FELLOWS PROGRAM

In the early days of the ATID Fellows program, we benefited from the interest and occasional involvement of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l in our work with educators who were confronting the variety of challenges facing Jewish education. On two occasions, Rav Lichtenstein zt”l met with the cohorts of our Fellows for an informal question and […]

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A Nazir’s Hair: The Positive Side

As I mentioned two weeks ago, the presentation of nazir in the Torah seems to focus on the prohibitions on grape-related products and on becoming ritually impure by contact with a person who has passed away.  More verses are devoted to those two than to growing hair, and the balance of presentation could logically lead […]

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A Mourner’s Obligation to Ignore His or Her Hair

I am not giving my customary shiur at the RJC this coming Shabbat. As I have noted on other occasions, one current in Jewish writing suggests that a thought that has not yet been hashed out orally is not worth disseminating—the prime example is Maharsha’s refusal to comment on those sections of the Talmud where […]

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