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Off the Derech Movement is Good for the Jews

Off the Derech Movement is Good for the Jews

It seems as if the frum community has just discovered that those who went off the derech may be a problem for future generations of sheep following the grand master bearded fellows who dictate orders about what you can and can’t do. Prior to the internet age it was easy to ignore those folks who [...]

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Have you ever done a Ta’anis Dibbur?

The other night, my facebook status read as follows: May actually do a Ta’anis Dibbur this year because shul for me is one long running commentary on how much this sucks. Of course, someone had to get offended and claim that I was just trying to piss people off – which I most definitely wasn’t. [...]

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Steps to Dancing the Horah

Horah is a traditional dance in Jewish weddings, bat mitzvahs, and bar mitzvahs. Many Jews refer to it as the unofficial king of the Israeli folk dances. The Hora is originally a Romanian folk dance and was brought from Eastern Europe by Jewish immigrants. In the past Hora was danced in the Kibbutzim and small [...]

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Live in Caesaria Israel

by Yaakov Shwekey A once in a lifetime production. 50 musicians, Yaakov Shwekey and 2 all new songs. There are also a few special guests: Moshe Laufer, Yossi Green (who sang Anovim with Yaakov) and Yonatan Razel Watch an excerpt of the concert. Track ListingTo listen to a sample, click on the title of a [...]

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Saints and Sinners

A Midrashic insight into the lives of Joseph, Aharon, Miriam, Lavan, Esav and Bilaamby Rabbi Chaim Spring and Jay Shapiro Saints and Sinners is essentially two books in one. The first part is a novel in-depth analysis of three righteous persons in the Torah - Yosef, Aharon and Miriam; and three wicked persons - Lavan, [...]

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Machat Shel Yad: Shemos

by Rabbi Yitzchok D. FrankelPart of the ‘Machat Shel Yad’ series. An indispensable resource for those teaching or studying Chumash! Machat Shel Yad by Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Frankel is the long-awaited Torah tapestry whose strands weave classical topics in Sefer Shemos with the questions and challenges facing faithful Jewry today. In this choice selection from [...]

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