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The Abbreviated Repetition of the Amidah?

Responsum: The sages of the Mishnah (Rosh Hashanah 4:9 and parallels) ruled that the main purpose of the loud repetition of the Amidah was to allow a person who did not know how to recite the Amidah to fulfill his obligation. However, on...

Posted on 13 April 2013, By Rabbi David Golinkin
How three Guardian articles on Israel made me a happy man

The first one was by Iain Banks, on why he won’t allow his books to be sold in Israel.  This is the kind of article I usually avoid as I find the badly-argued hostility and venom they usually contain, directed exclusively against Isra...

Posted on 8 April 2013, By Matt Plen