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In 1967 Phillippa Foote raised a thought experiment philosophers call the Runaway Trolly Problem. Here is how wikipedia describes it: There is a runaway trolley barreling down the railway tracks. Ahead, on the tracks, there are five people tied up and…
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WWI also led to the invention of chemotherapy. Mustard gas was adapted into the first chemo. For more info, see http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2014/08/27/mustard-gas-from-the-great-war-to-frontline-chemotherapy
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Here are two possibilities for the source of the minhag. The Yerushalmi makes the same statement that we have in the Bavli, that dough made from rice and water undergo a sirchon, not chameitz. Then it continues (Pesachim 2:4, vilna 17a): >רבי יוחנן בן…
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+Esther Rosner Sokoloff: No, I don't believe we should give into the secular majority. I believe we should teach them, we should act in a way that's a positive example, that they would want to join us.

Kiruv, not cursing. Hugs not slugs, as should be the rule in any family.
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Packing peanuts. That filler material stuck in the box to prevent breakage. You would think it has nothing to do with Pesach, right? A few years ago, a friend showed me a halachic guide that discussed a kind of packing peanut that was wheat- or…
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Esther’s life was overall a very tragic one. The story ends, and we’re told about Mordechai’s rise to political power and the taxes and all. Meanwhile, she is still married to a non-Jewish drunkard who killed a previous wife on a whim. No happily ever…
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The Mussar Institute Webinar 7 – Featuring Micha Berger Founder of the Aish Das Society, TMI…

The Mussar Institute Webinar 7 – Featuring Micha Berger Founder of the Aish Das Society, TMI Teacher Work and Holiness — from the teachings of Rav Shimon Shkop Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm Eastern time In this webinar, Rabbi Micha Berger…
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When someone passes away, I try to find a life-lesson from their lives that I can incorporate into my own. This is rather easy with regard to Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, as the rosh yeshiva left the Centrist / Modern Orthodox / Religious Zionist community…
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Resolved, That Dr. Franklin, Mr. J. Adams and Mr. Jefferson, be a committee, to bring in a device for a seal for the United States of America. – Journals of Continental Congress, July 4th, 1776 Rabbi Meir de Soloveitchik (as the rabbi of the Spanish…
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Nu, Yoseif, you didn't realize that those were pictures of people shouting "shefoch chamasekha" about other Jews?
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I wonder what the Chafetz Chaim would think about using his image alongside those of a rally based on a lie about the motives of other Jews which asked G-d to "pour out Your Fury" on the majority of the Jewish People.
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+Micha Berger I apologize for calling you a hater. I do think you missed Rav Kaplan's point, though. He was saying that by sitting and learning we are helping the country just like/more than a soldier (that is a theme all over Chazal). Also, I'm not sure you why you think Rav Nissim brakes away from his Mesorah.
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“And they cried out in a great voice to Hashem their G-d” ((Nechemiah 9:4. The gemara’s quote is corrected here to match verse. The standard text reads “ויצעקו אל ה’ אלקים בקול גדול”.)) – what was said?Rav, and others say Rav Yoshanan, said [that the…
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(That picture is of R' Avraham Elya Kaplan, someone I dream of being more like; not me.)

I have biographical info on my speaker's resume, take a look there.

If you're looking for the first person to join AishDas, the Rabbi Micha Berger involved in the Mussar institue, or the father of 10 children, that's likely me. If you're looking for someone else, why not drop me a line? I would be fascinated to hear about any other "Micha Berger"s!
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My YouTube Channel · My Yerushalmi Shiurim · Reuven Meir Caplan's Repository of More of my Recorded Shiurim · בגדי שש על ספר שופטים · The Co

Torah - Tefila - Rav Itzele Blazer - Praying For Help - Revach
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A wide variety of short daily torah content and resources for Jews including Parsha, Daf Yomi, Halacha, Taryag Mitzvos, Pirkei Avos, Perek

avakesh: Dealing with Troughs is a Test of Character
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Peter Wehner wrties about Life's troughs: George Will has a lovely tribute to his son Jon, who is a Washington Nationals fan who also happen

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I want to share with you this touching story from R. Micha Berger’s blog, Aspaqlaria. My son Shuby and I …

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R. Yaakov Ariel's Response to 'Torat Ha-Melekh'. The following is the translation of an excerpt from R. Yaakov Ariel's lette