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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, z’l, was a descendant of Rav Avrohom Weinberg, the first Slonimer Rebbe, one of the leading chassidic rabbis of the 19th century. He...

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Should Halacha Allow People to Carry Weapons in Shul?

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The Relationship Between Pain And Prayer

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Into The Light

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December came in with a lot of bad news from a variety of places. The first and most disturbing were the terrible tragedies occurring throughout the tristate area, with...

Dr. Steven Krauss

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch I suffer from opposing thoughts and feelings more frequently than ever before and though I know it all still thankfully falls under the “normal feelings” category,...

Head And Shoulders

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The Kiddush Club Crisis

By Yochanan Gordon It seems that for anything to get attention in the Jewish community, it needs to be termed a “crisis.” Thankfully, from a literary point of view, the...
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