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Elli Fischer
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Praying at the Grave of Franz Rosenzweig
This past February, I had the chance to visit the grave of Franz Rosenzweig in Frankfurt--not a pilgrimage site, but a place I was drawn to nonetheless. A week later, I was invited to join the editorial board of a project named for his adult education initi...

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"Ha-Isha Rabba" - A Purim Gemara for 5776
This was fun to put together with some really clever minds. Gemara Purim 5776 האשה רבה by Elli Schorr

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ICYMI: A conversation about Jewish Presence on the Temple Mount
Over the past week, I had the privilege of hosting a conversation with Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer, Rabbi Yehudah Glick, and Professor Shaul Magid on my TOI blog , using the ReplyAll platform . The conversation is now closed. I am reposting it below.

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The Mufti's testimony before the Palestine Royal Commission (Peel Commission) in 1937

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Imagining the meeting at which Bibi decided to lie about the Mufti.

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The Brilliance of Bibi's Big Lie: A Dramatization
Scene: Bibi’s office. In attendance are Prime Minister Netanyahu and
everyone who would be played by a main character in an Israeli version of West
Wing (to be called The Aquarium): media advisers, speechwriters, PR gurus,
pollsters, etc. Bibi: We’re three ...

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A Note on the Khazar-origin Theory of Hungarian Jewry
An advantage of davening in a minyan in a local yeshiva is that you never know what seforim might turn up or what you might find in them. This past Shabbat I found a copy of Mateh Levi (it's a bit different from the standard printed volume; much fewer respo...

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Ritvas on Eidus and Briskers on Gittin...
Ritvas on Eidus and Briskers on Gittin, Threats, bans, and cherems, both oral and written Trashing the arguments each rabbi brings These are a few of my favorite things... Cream colored parchment for writs of divorces Snow jobs and flame wars and broadsides...
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