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    Shafranian Evolution

    See what you've done, YCT? You've made R. Shafran legitimize RIETS!

    Lost in Targum?

    Chief Rabbi Lau the Younger is not going to be big on reinterpreting traditional Jewish sources to meet contemporary problems.

    Dehuminization

    All groups have a mix of both good and bad people; it's the ratio that differentiates us.

    Why Do We Need an Asifa?

    DovBear Blog: Huge argument are raging right now on Twitter about the next big Internet Asifa scheduled for the end of May in Citi Field. DovBear briefly summarize the positions, and refutes them.

    Necrolatry

    The desire to have contact with the dead, especially one's own relatives, is apparently universal.

    Bullish on Hanukkah

    We should view the Hillel and Shammai schools' dispute in the context of their founders.

    Facebook Stock Drop: Divine Blessing for Marc Zuckerberg

    G-d blessed Facebook’s CEO with this poignant lesson. Right as we approach the Day of Judgment, followed by times of Repentance, and the final celebration of Atonement, He blesses all of Israel with this lesson as well.

    Something New that Makes Me Blue: Ruach Halacha

    This reduces the halachic process to an entirely ad hoc system.

    You Never Forget your First

    Hundreds of thousands of Jews participate in Daf Yomi at some point.

    Everything I Need to Know in Life, I Learned from Parshas Vayerah

    The absolute worst things you can do is mistreat the powerless and to behave selfishly #GOP...

    Not How You Do Hasbarah

    I think the apartheid analogy is badly flawed.

    Reality Check: the 1/4 Million Man March

    Those who live lives of no sports, entertainment, or outdoor activities take what they can get.

    Leah Aharoni Hearts Apocryphal Heroines

    Yehudis and Chana are not part of our holy Mesorah!

    Why Do We Say the Angels Cried into Isaac’s Eyes?

    This post will attempt to explain how the idea of the crying angels developed.

    Timeless Torah values

    A competent preacher can make the Torah seem to support any cause he desires.

    A few Questions to Lover of Pope Pius XII

    Why did the Pope excommunicate every single Communist in the world, but never excommunicate a single Nazi?

    Boycott Google!

    Imagine a Google ad that brings together a Jew and an Arab who were separated due to the Nakba.

    1,2,3,4, Let’s Have a Twitter War

    I am the crybaby, when he's the one who threw the original hissyfit

    Open-Ended Orthodoxy

    The question that I always have for those who are not invested in the revelation at Sinai is, why keep these 613 mitzvot?

    Why Did Kayin Kill Hevel? (Rabbi Goldin Gets It Wrong)

    The Rabbis are not sharing Big Ideas, they're arguing about nothing more than the plain meaning of the verse.

    Objective Morality

    Human beings are not objective. We're highly subjective creatures.

    Union Jacked

    Saul is neither the first nor the last of the wolf pack to unite the tribes.

    BMG’s Money Bin

    Does anyone out there know where it all goes?

    Top 10 Sayings by R. Shteinman That’ll Make You Fall in Love with Him

    Here is why opponents of R Shteinman think you should oppose him too.

    In Which I Tell Ramaz What to Do

    Bring the professor and tell him off in a way the students can respect and understand.

    The Sinai Lie

    Sinai is not history, Sinai is a happening.

    God’s Difficult Six Days

    The beast's tremendous bulk makes its continued existence impractical.

    The Forward Newspaper Reveals They Side with the Greeks

    The Forward resents the hegemony of the Hasmoneans.

    Does Frumkeit Poison Everything?

    Critical thinking just isn't kosher

    He Might Possibly Maybe Have Said What?? I’m Outraged!!

    I wish there were a publication and verification process for gedolim.

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