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Q & A: Crowns On Letters Of The Torah

Rabbi Yaakov Klass
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Question: We find coronets on top of certain letters in the Torah – namely shin, ayin, tet, nun, zayin, gimmel and tzaddi. What purpose, if any, do they serve?

Menachem
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Daf Yomi

Rabbi Yaakov Klass and Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

An Expression Unique in Shas
“I Am Neither Wise…”
(Pesachim 105b)

Naming Children (Part II)

Rabbi J. Simcha Cohen
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

It is important to note that not all names may be designated. There is, for example, a tradition that Ashkenazic Jews do not name their children after a living person. Yet, neither the Bible nor the Talmud make any reference to this prohibition. Indeed, just the opposite. The Lubavitcher Rebbe (Sha’arei Halacha U’Minhag, Yoreh De’ah, Volume III, p.298) notes that from verses in Genesis (See Genesis 11:24-26) it is evident that Terach (father of Abraham) named his son Nachor during the lifetime of his father, Nachor.

What Will Happen Now with US Middle East Policy?

Barry Rubin
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Not much progress—which is really moving backwards—will be made on the Israeli-Palestinian front.

Islamist Extremists Winning, What Would Rav Kook and Jabotinsky Say?

Batya Medad
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Rav Kook’s and Jabotinsky’s followers are together in the Israeli Government, but they haven’t taken the best from either philosophy.

J Street and the Decline of American Power

Ben Cohen
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

In this drama, J Street, much like other left-wing groups, is an enthusiastic cheerleader, nothing more.

Dr. D. Peixotto And The 1832 New York Cholera Epidemic

Dr. Yitzchok Levine
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Cholera was officially recognized to be of epidemic proportions in New York City on June 26, 1832. The epidemic was at its peak in July and 3,515 out of a population of about 250,000 died. (The equivalent death toll in today’s city of eight million would exceed 100,000.) Sadly, in 1832 there were no effective treatments available for those who contracted this disease.

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