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Noah vs The Sweet Meteor of Death

It’s been a long time, way too long since I posted.  I missed you guys.  But what a College Rabbi parshah did I pick to come back.  Noah is one of the most controversial figures in all of Tanakh (the … Continue reading

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Judaism and Mormonism: Explaining the Contradiction

It is hardly news that there are Jews who have converted to Mormonism, or any religion for that matter.  In the 1960’s, a book called “Jews For Nothing” discussed Jewish attraction to new age cults, Eastern religions, and Jews for … Continue reading

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Pitching for Burial

This may seem like burial is a random topic to address right now.  Unfortunately morbidity has been on my mind for a number of reasons.  Really though, this is an article that I had promised not one, but two people … Continue reading

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A ‘New’ Paradigm for Relationships

If I were to post every college paper post I’ve read even the past month on the issue of rape culture, I’d crash my server.  Needless to say, it’s a hot topic, which makes sense given its far reaching implications. … Continue reading

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As A(n) (Orthodox) Rabbi…

I’ve noticed on many an occasion reading an article or blog post where someone who had received some form of ordination at some Jewish institution of higher learning has qualified their writing with the phrase “as a rabbi…”  In fact, … Continue reading

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The Mitzvah of Work

Work isn’t just a a necessity, it’s a mitzvah!  This is how: from @JAPPTorah The Mitzvah of Work — ıqqɐɹ ǝbǝןןoɔ ǝɥʇ (@TheCollegeRabbi) August 6, 2015

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JVO Question-Lighting Chanukah Candles in Front of a Xmas Tree

My friend is Jewish. Her husband is not. I was at their home and now have a question. Is it kosher to celebrate Chanukah, lighting candles in front of a Christmas tree? I didn’t know what to say!  My response

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Assessing Kosher Certifications

One of the stickiest subjects in the rabbinic world is evaluating which hashgahot (kosher certifications) are good.  On one hand, you want to make sure that the food that you’re eating is kosher, and certainly what you’re recommending to someone … Continue reading

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#YuLin -Food For Thought

I recently learned of this festival that will be happening this week that I had never heard of called YuLin, but since I first heard about it the event news has gone viral.  For anyone not familiar: @TheCollegeRabbi @joshuapaulshow No it’s happening … Continue reading

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