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Jewish Learning During the Omer

It is customary to study Jewish texts – mostly commonly Pirkei Avot – during the period of time between Passover and Shavuot. Many take the opportunity to occupy themselves with Torah study in the late Shabbat afternoons when the days are longer. The sages believed it was a worthwhile practice and would keep people focused […]

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DNAinfo.com Exposes Worst Scandal of the Brooklyn Yeshivas - Lack of Education for Boys

They tell us who they are, “DNAinfo.com is New York’s leading hyper-local news source, covering New York City’s neighborhoods. We deliver up-to-the-minute reports on entertainment, education, politics, crime, sports, and dining. Our award-winning journalists find the stories — big or small — that matter most to New Yorkers.” And in a series of reports by Sonja Sharp they […]

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Optimal Environment – Appreciating Eretz Yisrael: Holy Land, Holy People #3

The Arizal taught that the place where one lives has a spiritual effect. A society builds its unique aspects based on the physical place where it is located. This in turn influences the nation on a spiritual level. Chazal tell us that each land has an officer in heaven that guards it. The officer of […]

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Chovot Halevovot: Using Ones Self #13

After the death of the two sons of Aharon, Hashem taught Aharon the laws of sacrifices. Rashi quotes Rav Elazar ben Azarya who tells a parable. A doctor once warned an ill person not to sleep in damp places or eat sharp vegetables, but he didn’t take the admonition seriously. When a second doctor told […]

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That Would Be “Ms. God” to You

Eminent religion scholar Dr. Francesca Stavrakopoulou has revived and enriched the theory that our single dad of a God actually had a partner at one point—before some misogynistic scribes edited her out of the Torah. After examining ancient texts, fertility goddess artifacts and quotes from the Tanach itself, Dr. Stavrakopoulou posits that the first Jews worshipped […]

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That Would Be “Ms. God” to You

That Would Be “Ms. God” to You

Have you heard that God had a wife? Eminent religion scholar Dr. Francesca Stavrakopoulou has revived and enriched the theory that our single dad of a God actually had a partner at one point—before some misogynistic scribes edited her out of the Torah. After examining ancient texts, fertility goddess artifacts and quotes from the Tanach […]

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Consulting the Wise

Simulated Interviews with Torah Scholars to Enhance Your Lifeby Rabbi Zelig Pliskin This is a compilation of simulated interviews with great Torah scholars. The direct quotes from their writings focus on practical ways to enhance your life in many areas. the wise counsel of the Ralbag, Vilna Gaon, Rabbi Moshe Chayim Luzzatto, Rabbi Chayim of […]

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Frameworks - 3 Volume Hardcover Set

Rabbi Matis Weinberg Publisher: Feldheim From the author of the acclaimed ‘Patterns in Time’ series-a new series on parashas ha-shavua conceived and written for a general audience. True to Torah’s rigorous methodology, Frame Works moves from the dawn of history to the frontiers of contemporary thought, drawing deeply on the physical sciences and biology, on […]

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The Pentateuch - An Introduction to the First Five Books of the Bible

Joseph Blenkinsopp Publisher: Doubleday The Pentateuch (its Greek name, but also known as the Torah by the Hebrews) consists of the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. From Adam and Eve in the Garden, to Noah’s Ark, to Moses’ parting of the Red Sea, to its conclusion with the […]

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Ma’ayana shel Torah - 2-Volume Hardcover Slip-Cased Edition

Rabbi Alexander Zusia Friedman Publisher: Judaica Press The classic collection of divrei Torah on the weekly sidrah - Countless anthologies of commentaries and midrashim on the weekly sidrah have been published through the centuries, but few have won the love and affection of the Jewish people as has the anthology Der Torah Kval, known more […]

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