Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Announcements #028

  • Introducing The Brand New Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society Digital Disc Collection

    #1 Seller at the YU SOY Seforim Sale!

    The Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society Digital Disc Collection is a full featured CD-ROM containing the entire collection of past issues since 1981. The disc contains over 50 issues which are fully searchable and indexed.

    The purpose of the Journal is to study the major questions facing Jews in the twenty-fi­rst century through the prism of Torah values. The Journal explores the relevant Biblical and Talmudic passages and surveys the halachic literature including the most recent Responsa.

    Selected Topics Include:
    Childbirth, Communal Life, Death and Dying, Dreams, Education, Electricity, Environment, Family Issues, Food and Kashrut, Gambling, Halachic Theory and Process, Intermarriage, International Date Line, Israel, Litigation and Law, Magic, Marriage and Divorce, Medical Issues, Non-Jews, Pesach, Prayer, Privacy, Shabbat, Synagogue, STA"M, Technology, Torah Learning, Women, Yom tov, And Much Much More!

    To Order Online With a Credit Card Please Visit and Click - "Buy Now"
    The price is $36 + Shipping.
    For any questions please e-mail
    To Pay by Check please send $36 per disc, plus $4 for handling and postage (USA) to Rabbi Jacob Joseph School, 350 Broadway, Room 1205, New York, NY 10013, with an indication that the money is for the disc. All orders must be prepaid.

  • Memorial for the Victims of the Mercaz HaRav Massacre

    Wednesday March 12, 2008 • 8:00 pm
    Young Israel of Flatbush
    1012 Avenue I, Brooklyn, NY 11230
    (corner Coney Island Avenue; subway: Q train to Avenue J)

    Rabbi Kenneth Auman,
    Rabbi,Young Israel of Flatbush
    Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, Rabbi, Khal Bais Yitzchok
    Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union

  • The Abraham Abesfeld Kollel Yom Rishon and the Millie Arbesfeld Midreshet Yom Rishon present:

    Parshanut Hamikra: An Afternoon of Tanach learning
    Sunday, March 23

    For Men and Women- Free Admission
    Registration at 12:30 PM, Sessions begin at 12:45 PM
    Mincha and Conclusion 5:30 PM
    Refreshments will be served

    • Rabbi Allen Schwartz: INTRODUCTION: A Book for the Ages: How the Tanach has Been Studied Throughout History
    • Dr. David Berger: Jewish Approaches to the "Suffering Servant" of Isaiah 53
    • Mrs. Yael Leibowitz
    • Rabbi Yehuda Sarna: God: A Character Analysis
    • Rabbi Allen Schwartz: Do we read Rashi the way Ibn Ezra and Rashbam did?
    • Dr. Shira Weiss: Philosophical interpretation of the Gan Eden Narrative
    • Rabbi Jeremy Wieder: Omeq Peshuto shel Miqra: The Relevance of Academic Bible to Talmud Torah
    • Ms. Miryam Brand: Biblical Interpretation in the Second Temple Period: “Rewritten Bible” & the Concept of Sin
    • Dr. Arthur Hyman: Maimonides as Biblical Exegete
    • Rabbi Menachem Leibtag: Yeshayahu - one of the earliest "parshanim" of Chumash
    • Dr. Lawrence Schiffman: Halachic Midrash in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Chazal
    • Rabbi Moshe Simkovitch: Biblical Sources of the Mitzva of Tefilla: Are Any Really About Prayer?
    • Rabbi Shalom Carmy: “From the Depths”--Between Radak and R. Hutner
    • Dr. Mordechai Cohen: Ha-peshatot ha-mithadeshim be-khol yom: Exciting new developments in the scholarly study of parshanut ha-miqra
    • Rabbi Yaacov Jaffe: Ramban’s Thematic Analysis of Chumash: “Parshanut” or Forced Reading?
    • Dr. Mitchell Orlian: Mishpat Micha - Micha Chapter 6 (Hebrew)
    • Mrs. Malka Simkovitch: The role of fertility and infertility in the Gan Eden story and in the Patriarchal narratives in Genesis.
    • Dr. Shawn Zelig Aster: The Image of Exodus in Isaiah
    • Rabbi Ezra Frazer: How Do Mefarshei HaPeshat Approach Halachic sections of the Torah
    • Dr. Shalom Holtz: Prayer in Heaven & Prayer on Earth in Tehillim 29
    • Rabbi Menachem Leibtag: The underlying logic behind “ein mukdam u’m’uchar ba’Torah"
    • Mr. Yehuda Kraut: Deciphering the Shema: A New Approach to Devarim 6:4
    A project of Yeshiva University Center for Jewish Future - Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, SOY, and the Office of Student Affairs
    Co-sponsored by the Orthodox Union

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