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When Did Aleinu Become a Daily Prayer?

Aleinu: A Rosh Hashanah Prayer That Migrated Into the Daily Service by Mitchell First (originally published in Jewish Link, September 10, 2015; available here) Every Rosh Hashanah, many are puzzled by the flow of the Musaf Shemoneh Esrei, when Aleinusuddenly appears. After all, Aleinu is a prayer recited all year long at the conclusion of […]

Rewriting History – Rabbi Ari Kahn

Rewriting History Rabbi Ari D. Kahn How the collective called Knesset Yisrael creates a new identity which transcends time Listen here: Rewriting History Rabbi Ari Kahn’s book, A River Flowed from Eden, is now available.

The Happiness of Rosh Hashanah

The Happiness of Rosh Hashanah Rabbi Ari Kahn (September 6, 2015)   What is the nature of Rosh Hashanah? The biblical texts are obscure. Rabbinic texts provide clues that the perspective from heaven may be very different from what we sense here below. Listen here: The Happiness of Rosh Hashanah Rabbi Ari Kahn’s new book, A River Flowed […]

Rabbi Elchanan Shoff on Talkline Communications

Rabbi Elchanan Shoff being interviewed by Zev Brenner of Talkline Communications. Originally aired September 9, 2015.   Rabbi Shoff is the author of Lord, Get Me High: Making the most of the High Holiday Season by exploring themes from Le-Dovid (Psalm 27)

September Report of Rabbi Hayyim Angel

September Report of Rabbi Hayyim Angel, National Scholar of the Institute of Jewish Ideas and Ideals Rabbi Hayyim Angel September, 2015 To our members and friends, I hope you are all well. As the New Year approaches, we have a robust new season of Institute programs in store. This report will give an overview, and […]

The First (Forbidden) Fruit 5775

Rabbi Ari Kahn on Parashat Ki Tavo 5775 How is the Mitzvah of Bikkurim a Tikkun of the “original sin” in Eden? The First (Forbidden) Fruit Rabbi Ari Kahn’s book A River Flowed from Eden is now available.

Rabbi Chananya Weisman quoted in The Forward

The discussion around dating and marriage in the Jewish community is continuing on the heels of Time Mazagine‘s article “Date-onomics.” Rabbi Chananya Weissman has been quoted again, this time in the Forward. You can read the article here. And if you missed the original article in Time, you can read it here. Rabbi Weissman’s book EndTheMadness is available here.

Rabbi Elchanan Shoff on Ki Tavo 5775

Rabbi Elchanan Shoff is one of the dynamic young Orthodox Rabbis of our age. He combines a brilliant intellect, a great breadth of knowledge, and a deep understanding of people with his wit, humor, and engaging demeanor. A sought-after lecturer and prolific author, Rabbi Shoff is the founding Rabbi of Beis Knesses at Faircrest Heights […]

Rabbi Zev Reichman on Ki Tavo

Rabbi Zev Reichman is the director of the Mechina Program at Yeshiva University. He studied in Yeshiva Shaar HaTorah, Yeshivas Chevron and RIETS, where he received his semikhah. He currently serves as the Rabbi of East Hill Synagogue of Englewood, New Jersey.   Rabbi Zev Reichman’s book on Chasidic thought, Flames of Faith, is now […]

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