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Scott Kaufman: The JCC in Oak Park

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The Jewish Hour with Rabbi Finman, for August 30, 2015. Rabbi Finamn talks to Scott Kaufman of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit about the status of The JCC in Oak Park that was possibly going to be closed down.     http://media.blubrry.com/jcasttotalfeed/p/JCastNetwork.org/storage/JHour/08-30-2015.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Nazir, Daf 8

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Joe Rosenstein looks at Masechet Nazir, Daf 8. Yesterday’s daf focused on the implications of the person’s vow on the length of his or her n’zirut if the vow mentioned duration. Today’s daf focuses on the implications of the person’s vow if it specifies the n’zirut […]

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Nazir, Daf 7

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Joe Rosenstein looks at Masechet Nazir, Daf 7. Although Chapter 1 of Tractate Nazir has led us in many interesting directions, we have to remember that the internal theme of the chapter is on the implications of the specific language of the vow on the person’s […]

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Sof HaKayitz

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In this episode of Rega Shel Ivrit (A Moment of Hebrew), host and Master teacher Michal Nachmany teaches about Sof HaKayitz, the end of the Summer. We hope that you will join us again for future episodes. If there are specific words or themes that you would like Michal to discuss, please eMail her at MzMotek@gmail.com […]

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Nazir, Daf 6

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Joe Rosenstein looks at Masechet Nazir, Daf 6. The ceremony at the end of the nazir’s term is called “hitgalachat” because that is when his or her hair is cut (galach). Daf 6 focuses on the question of when hitgalachat takes place. If the term of […]

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Nazir, Daf 5

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Joe Rosenstein looks at Masechet Nazir, Daf 5. Today’s daf is focused on a Mishnah that states that if a person vows to be a nazir without setting a specific time limit, then the term of his or her n’zirut is 30 days. This term is […]

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Nazir, Daf 4

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Joe Rosenstein looks at Masechet Nazir, Daf 4. Today’s daf focuses on a vow to be a nazir like Samson and a vow to be a nazir for life; neither of these corresponds to the nazir described in Bamidbar (Numbers) since that nazir has a fixed […]

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Orthodoxy, Heresy and Women’s Equality

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Sharp words recently exchanged in the Jewish corners of the internet are extremely revealing about the challenges facing my friends in modern Orthodoxy. And they clarify why I am a heterodox, if generally traditional Jew. Rabbi Mordecai Willig, a senior figure at Yeshiva University, recently posted a d’var Torah in which he gave a full-throated […]

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Ki Teitzei: Our Responsibility

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For whom are we really responsible? This week’s Torah portion suggests it extends beyond ourselves. For more information about Rabbi Danny, please visit RabbiDanny.com The opening and closing music for this podcast is Coming Out of the Dark by Matt Stamm. http://media.blubrry.com/jcasttotalfeed/p/JCastNetwork.org/storage/TwoMinutes/182.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Nazir, Daf 3

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Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Joe Rosenstein looks at Masechet Nazir, Daf 3. Following up on a question in the previous daf, this episode discusses the question of why the nazir might be considered a sinner? This leads us to discuss the ceremony at the end of a period of n’zirut […]

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