Author: Yitzchok Adlerstein

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Two On The Election

Here are two items to think about, without getting too political. The first depicts a one person’s experience of Israel’s first elections after statehood, in 1949. It is arguably true that things were different...

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Rime of the Modern Kiruv Mariner

Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink. Ein mayim elah Torah. The water that slakes the ultimate inner thirst is Torah. The...

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Nesivos Shalom in English

With gratitude to HKBH, I announce the publication of an English-language treatment of Nesivos Shalom by the Slonimer Rebbe. Like my sefer on Maharal, this is not a strict translation, but a distillation and...

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A Response to Dr. Finkelman

Dear Reb Yoel, You should take great satisfaction in the discussion generated by your cogent and respectful submission. What ever else divides us, we both love Torah Judaism and the Jewish people. We both...

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The Pew Study

Snatching victory from the jaws of media negativity is always a good idea. In this case, the good idea was entirely my colleague’s, Rabbi Abraham Cooper. When people pointed to the recent Pew study...

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Nothing to be Nervous about Neuroscience

I’ve encountered two attitudes in our community to cutting edge neuroscience. Many react to it less love than root canal. Its presumptions to offer “natural” explanations for things previously seen as spiritual and mysterious...

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An Antescript to Rabbi Feldman

Rabbi Ilan Feldman’s piece continues to dominate in the popularity race of the new issue, both in terms of numbers of downloads, and in the responses come in. One reader, whose identity I do...

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