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

The move is done – I’m finally here in the windy city. With much help from my mom, we the move went surprisingly smoothly. We rented a Buick Century from…

Personal

As I wrote in the title, this is my “sometimes” updated blog. I’ve tried to keep the posts here intelligent and/or humerous and to post only when I had something…

Personal

Continuing my “Greatest Hits” blogging (while moving away from the Purim Torah), I wanted to revisit my Pluralism Equation. During my second year of smikha, I participated in Clal’s Rabbinic…

Jewish Culture Jewish Thought, Theology, and Machshava

The previous two posts were technically before my smikha days. My first year in smikha was also one of the more auspicious years in YU’s PR history. It started when…

Shtick

This next one came almost by accident. I was fooling around with an image editing program and I noticed one of the filters – I think it was called “charcoal”…

Shtick

One of the perks of doing the web page for The Commentator was that I had more input than I should have had with the Purim issues. For example, my…

Shtick

After four years of courses, shiurim, tests, and papers, I finally have the authorization to call myself “Rabbi.” My Revel transcript has all the classes and confirmation of passing the…

Personal

The New York Post has an interesting exchange between Mr. Taheri and some Muslim readers displeased with his article on the Hijab. I can’t say I’m terribly surprised at the…

Religion

Some of us “old timers” remember the Yeshiva University PR machine working overtime when YU was ranked in US News’ top tier of US colleges. Side note: Of the Top…

Academia

Danny Hirshtal sends in an insightful piece from National Post regarding the Hijab – the headgear of Muslim women. It’s a fascinating read, although I’m not sure how accurate it…

Religion