Monthly Archives: August 2014

Yeshivish vs. Modern Orthodox Day Schools Round 2

The debate between Yeshivish vs. Modern Orthodox approaches to learning is far from over.  However, based on the responses given now, over a week since Part 1 went down, I think the winner is fairly clear: @PesachSommer Kind of like … Continue reading

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Yeshivish vs. Modern Orthodox Day Schools Round 1

I was just privy to a spirited debate on Twitter between two colleagues of mine over this article: Another side of your talmid http://t.co/ShXoUkE7ql @benbenabe @behrenk @GilStudent @RabbiDMK @jennilevyesq @TheCollegeRabbi @EmorProject — Pesach Sommer (@PesachSommer) August 12, 2014   The … Continue reading

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Sam HarriS’ Silly Semitic MiStakeS

I’m always interested in hearing a different perspective on controversial topics, even though I know going in I’m highly unlikely to agree with the viewpoint. Sam Harris’ recent defense of his own unwillingness not to bash Israel over the current … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Smashed Guitar

It probably wasn’t the most rabbinic way to spend my anniversary, but it was definitely a fun way and not something I had done in years.  I went to see KISS and Def Leopard with my wife, my first time … Continue reading

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