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Four new Jewish books are tour guides to old ones – Jweekly.com

| July 6, 2017

Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger wrote memorably in their book Jews and Words that ours is not a bloodline, but a text line. But how many of us make the effort to claim our enormous inheritance of centuries of Jewish writing?

Your talmudic advice column – The Jewish Standard

| July 6, 2017

Dear Rabbi Zahavy, I recently asked my friend how her young grade-school kids a boy and girl were doing.

Yankel and Leah (Chapter 3): Learning Torah is Easier Than Dating … – Forward

| July 6, 2017

This originally appeared in the Yiddish Forverts. To read the previous chapter

History of the Day School Movement in America (1880 1916) – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| July 6, 2017

Photo Credit: Jewish Press Last months column dealt with Jewish education from 1786 to 1879. This month we deal with the years 1880 to 1916, a period during which several pioneer yeshivas were founded. The years 1881-1923 constitute one of the most fascinating eras in American history in general, and in the American Jewish experience in particular.

CLERGY CORNER: The Buck Stops Here – Observer Newspaper Online

| July 6, 2017

There is a very moving episode in the Talmud about a man named Elazar Ben Dordaya. This man lived his life with an uninhibited desire to fulfill all of his promiscuous cravings, leaving no stone unturned in his pursuit. He was an addict of the worst kind.

We’re All Faking Hebrew And That’s Just Fine. – Forward

| July 5, 2017

Harei at mkudeshet li btabaat zo kdat Moshe vYisrael. Harei atah mkudash li btabaat zo kdat Moshe vYisrael. Behold, you are consecrated for me, with this ring, according to the religion/tradition of Moses and Israel.

On This Fourth Of July, Trump Must Protect Our Public Lands – Forward

| July 3, 2017

More than half a dozen U.S.

Pupils ‘at risk’ in unregistered religious schools where children are ‘beaten and study religious texts all day’ – The Independent

| July 2, 2017

Thousands of pupils are at risk in unregistered faith schools, according to the new Ofsted boss. Amanda Spielman has called for new powers to protect children who are forced to study religious writings from the Koran, the Talmud and Torah and the Bible full time. It is clear that weaknesses in current legislation allow some organisations to teach school-aged children religious texts full time and avoid proper scrutiny, Ms Spielmantold The Sunday Times

This Week’s Torah Portion: The Deaths of Aaron and Miriam – PJ Media

| July 2, 2017

Dvar Torah Parashath Chuqqath (Numbers XIX, 1 -- XXII, 1) In this weeks parasha we find recorded the deaths of Moshes sister, Miriam, and his brother, Aharon. The Talmud (Moed Qatan 28a) learns from each of these events that the death of tzaddiqim atones for the sins of Israel.

Torah, Transgender People and Truth – Jewish Journal (blog)

| July 1, 2017

One hates to give a provocateur the negative attention he seeks, but sometimes theres no help for it. For example, when said provocateur occupies the space that hosts ones blog


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