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Tens of thousands of Haredi students went to school Sunday, violating coronavirus closure – Haaretz

| March 18, 2020

Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) students went to school Sunday as usual, following the directive of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, leader of the non-Hasidic Haredi community, who ordered Talmud Torah schools to remain open despite the Health Ministry order to close.

Haredi Gedolim Order Learning to Continue, Defying Government Warnings – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| March 18, 2020

Photo Credit: Aharon Krohn/Flash90 Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, a leading authority in Haredi Jewish society in Israel and abroad, has decided that studies in Yeshivot and Talmudei Torah should be held as usual for the time being, while adhering to necessary precautions recommended by the health ministry, Behadrei Haredim reported late Saturday night.

Unsung Women | Bruriah, the sharp-tongued scholar – Forward

| March 12, 2020

Yehuda Blum Illustration of Bruriah, the Talmudic female scholar Editors note: For Womens History Month, the Forward presents Unsung Women, a special project showcasing Jewish women from biblical times to our modern moment whose stories have rarely been told. Who she was: Bruriah Where and when: 1st-century CE Roman-occupied Judea What we know: Though the Talmud numbers thousands of pages, it names perhaps only a dozen women

Coronavirus and the Jewish problem – Arutz Sheva

| March 12, 2020

Rabbi Nachman Kahana Rabbi Nachman Kahana is an Orthodox Rabbinic Scholar, Rav of Chazon Yechezkel Synagogue Young Israel of the Old City of Jerusalem, Founder and Director of the Center for Kohanim, and Author of the 14-volume Mei Menuchot series on Tosefot, With All Your Might: The Torah of Eretz Yisrael in the Weekly Parashah, as well as weekly parasha commentary available where he blogs at http://NachmanKahana.com In Tractate Yoma 5b, the Talmud points out a contradiction regarding the sanctified priestly garments. In parasha Tetzaveh it appears that Aharon with his eight garments and each of his sons with their respective four garments, donned their priestly garb with the last piece of apparel, the Avnet (the waistband), put on simultaneously; whereas in Parashat Tzav (Book of Vayikra) it appears that only after Aharon donned all of his garments did his sons begin putting on theirs.

Purim — Not by Chance; Divine Providence Prevails | Leonard Grunstein – The Times of Israel

| March 12, 2020

The story of Purim is a study of what appears to be a series of random acts and chance that are actually the result of divine providence. Achasverosh, a usurper to the throne of Persia[i], marries then Princess Vashti, palming off her royal provenance[ii] by making her his Queen. The Megillah begins with an account of the grand ball he threw in the third year of his reign[iii]

Steinsaltz Talmud To Be Housed at Library of Congress in Washington, DC – Yahoo Finance

| March 9, 2020

Organized by The Aleph Society WASHINGTON, March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Rabbi Menachem Even-Israel presents the first volume of the Steinsaltz Talmud to Rep.

The Other Queen of Purim – Tablet Magazine

| March 9, 2020

If anything was clear during the Purim celebrations of my childhoodand Ill be honest, between the costumes and groggers and carnival vibe, not much was clearit was this: No one wanted to be Vashti. Whatever grown person played her in the Purimspiel was usually dressed like a caricature of a prostitute. Even worse, at least to me, who loved to act, almost as soon as Vashti entered she was gone

The message of the Purim story: Nothing is random – Arutz Sheva

| March 9, 2020

Leonard Grunstein Leonard Grunstein, retired attorney and banker, founded and served as Chairman of Metropolitan National Bank and then Israel Discount Bank of NY.

Library of Congress in Washington to House English-Translated Talmud – Algemeiner

| March 7, 2020

Rabbi Menachem Even-Israel, the son of Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, presents the first volume of the Steinsaltz Talmud to Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.). Photo: The Aleph Society.

On Not Observing Purim This Year – Jewish Journal

| March 7, 2020

Sorry, Rabbis of the Talmud, I didnt dress up in a costume Like I was supposed to, Didnt get so drunk I couldnt differentiateblessandcurse Like you said we should, Didnt hear anyone chant How Esther saved our people From the evil Haman.


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