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This Blog Has Moved 9 Jul 2010 | 04:18 am

After a great get-together last night, we are ready to move the blog to a new format that has more functionality and is more esthetically pleasing. Please change your browser bookmarks to this website...

Weekly Links 9 Jul 2010 | 03:48 am

Rules: link Thursday Drug bust at Israel airport, Hasidic Jews arrested (time for another Tehillim gathering?): link The cost of being Jewish: link Rabbinic group’s resolution expands women’s role...

Parashah Roundup: Matos-Masei 5770 8 Jul 2010 | 04:32 pm

by Steve Brizel The Book of Memories R Berel Wein suggests why the Torah records the names of the stops and encampments of the Jewish People: link R Shlomoh Riskin explains why the Torah uses Sheva...

Top Ten Signs You Read Hirhurim Too Much 8 Jul 2010 | 03:45 pm

As presented by Joel Rich Courtesy of R. Moshe Schapiro, Gaava"d of the Gottesman Library.

Welcome to the Hirhurim Dinner 8 Jul 2010 | 02:15 pm

This slide show is going on in the background right now.

Get-Together: Today 8 Jul 2010 | 03:26 am

Today is the day. Information here: link Even if you have not RSVP'ed, you can just walk in. Note that we are in the midst of a heat wave. There will be plenty of water but please dress business cas...

Is Creativity Possible in the Information Age? 7 Jul 2010 | 04:25 pm

We live in an age where more information is available with greater ease than ever before. This applies to Torah just as much as any other subject, perhaps even more. The ingathering of exiles that bro...

Shabbat Mevarchim 6 Jul 2010 | 09:24 pm

By: Rabbi Ari Enkin There is an ancient custom to bless the upcoming Jewish month on the Shabbat which precedes Rosh Chodesh. These Shabbatot when the new month is blessed are referred to as “Shabbat...

Get-Together: This Wednesday 6 Jul 2010 | 10:35 am

This Wednesday July 7th is the Hirhurim get-together/dinner (link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5). All readers, commenters and friends of the blog are invited to this free event. Free mugs and trin...

Drinking Wine During the Nine Days and the Authority of the Shulchan Aruch 5 Jul 2010 | 04:33 pm

Guest post by Rabbi Aryeh Leibowitz The Shulchan Aruch records a tradition to refrain from drinking wine during the period of the nine days leading up to Tishah be-Av. In a recent lecture delivered i...

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