Author: <span class="vcard">Josh</span>

I finished my take-home midterm today – to wiped now to do much. Next week, I give a presentation for Theorizing Religion on Asceticism In Rabbinic Judaism. Obviously, it wlil…

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A big y’yasher kochech to Fresh Samantha on completing the NYC Marathon in her first attempt! Her overall time of 8:24:51 earned her a close 34,649 place overall, 11,701 for…

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Shavua Tov everyone. A few things on my mind before I get back to the take home midterm. The first is a response to a critique I found on Heimishtown.…

Jewish Culture Jewish Law / Halakha Jewish Thought, Theology, and Machshava Random Acts of Scholarship

It’s been an unusally busy blogging week for me, which usually means I’ve either been hyper, annoyed, or both. Let’s end the week on a positive note, shall we? Here…

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One last post today and then I am so done. In honor of Halloween, MSN’s Learning and Reseach Center rates nine scary monsters from various cultures. The Golem gets a…

Jewish Culture

Avraham sends over this classic from the ever so humble self-proclaimed “Gedolei Torah.” Basically, women are not supposed to get an education to earn a living, yet they have to…

Jewish Culture

Elder Avraham’s recent post about his experience in trying to graduate reminds me of my recent expereince in trying to get my Revel diploma. Me: Excuse me, my transcript says…

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The secular college debate is what Dr. Lee might call a ?chestnut? ? one of those belabored topics like the death penalty, gun control, or the failures of Jewish dating…

Culture Jewish Thought, Theology, and Machshava

Random Acts of Scholarship Sermons, Lectures, and Divrei Torah

As you can imagine, things are busier at U of C since I have to catch up on readings ignored because of the hagim. I spent most of my “blogging…

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