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Rabbi Berel Wein has suggested that long ago, there were a certain amount of anti-Sephardic animosity related to the fact that when during the Crusades, the Ashkenazic Jews forced to choose between the cross and the sword went to their deaths; whereas during the Spanish Inquisition, many Spanish (i.e. Sephardic) Jews chose to stay alive and outwardly profess ...


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The Atlanta Kashrus Agency does not recommend the KORC. The AKC does not recommend the KORC certification. Lettuce products with this certification have been found to have have insects and require additional washing and checking.


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Kashrut.com lists that symbol as belonging to Rabbi Mordechai Kaplinsky, in Brooklyn, NY. See there for contact information.


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That's the symbol of the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis.


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Considering the opacity around the acceptability of different kashruth certification organizations in America, I don't think many people will be able to accurately answer this question. That being said, KORC appears on neither the cRc nor KosherQuest (Rabbi Eidlitz, based in California) lists of reliable hashgachot (although they of course have disclaimers ...


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This info is on Kashrut.com : Orthodox Rabbinical Council of San Francisco 1851 Noriega Street, P.O. Box 22491, San Francisco, CA 94122 415-564-5665, Fax: 415-665-0394 Rabbi Jacob Traub, Chairman Email: orcsf@aol.com I could not find any info on any kashrut site regarding its reliability. As a matter of fact, various web forums debate its kashrut, with ...


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I can't attest to the truth of this, but I once heard R' Orlofsky say that some Ashkenazi Yeshivos do not accept Sefardim (or limit their acceptance) for the sake of the Sefardim - they feel that the Sefardim should respect their own tradition, and should attend Yeshivos that encourage and support that tradition.


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Most halakhic discussions on the topic start with the Rambam in MT Melachim 1:5 (quoted above in comments) We may not appoint a woman as king. When describing the monarchy, the Torah employs the male form of the word king and not the female. This principle also applies to all other positions of authority within Israel. Only men should be ...


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As an example as to why Rabbi Akiva is used as the symbol of Bnei Akiva we have History Beginnings in Israel Bnei Akiva was established in Israel in 1929, as the youth movement of the Religious Zionist Mizrachi organisation, by Yechiel Eliash. The official founding date was set for Lag B’Omer 5689 (28th May 1929), a date associated with Rabbi ...


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What is World ORT? World ORT is as much a 'movement' as an organisation. Yes, we were founded in St Petersburg in 1880 and, since then, we have become the world's largest Jewish education and vocational training NGO. The acronym ‘ORT’ comes from its original Russian name; ‘Organization for Rehabilitation and Training’ is a later innovation. But if we’re so ...


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There is a limit as to how much information the kosher manufacturers are interested in displaying on their products and a limit to what the average kosher consumer will appreciate and understand. Many kosher products, particularly national brands, want to appeal to the kosher conscious consumer but don't want to make the kashrus information too obvious ...


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I can simply tell you that it is commonly done ... though there is discussion about it ... just as RIETS admits converts to its rabbinical school. (Ask me who's more likely to "rule with an iron fist", the rabbi or synagogue president ... ) The Gemara in Sanhedrin implies a Ger shouldn't stand in judgement over a native-born Jew (which doesn't sit well with ...


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Several Breslov (aka Breslev) groups are active in kiruv in the US. Breslov is the one branch of chassidus that never had a dynasty. Rebbe Nachman of Breslov did not believe in hereditary dynasties of rebbes. Instead, there has been a small group of Breslov gedolim in each generation. One particularly active and prolific Breslov kiruv group is run by ...


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The Young Israel's position is based on a pasuk (verse) in Deuteronomy 17:15, as interpreted in the Gemara, and codified as law by Rambam (Maimonedes). I will provide these sources and the opposing position. Devarim (Deuteronomy) 17:15 states: "Then you shall appoint a king over you, whom the Lord your G-d will choose: one from among your brethren shall ...


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Dirshu can be reached at either info@kolleldirshu.org or 888-5-DIRSHU Mifal HaShas can be reached at 718-599-0111, 718-435-3692, 718-436-7790 in the USA. In Israel their number is 03-579-7020


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Irgun HaMishna Hayomit. בברכת "מרבה תורה - מרבה חיים"! קביעותא - המפעל ללימוד המשנה וההלכה היומית להנצחת ששת המיליונים 072-272-0000 you can receive by Email a booklet with questions and answers on the Mishna and Halacha yomit. You must to send a mail to office@kviuta.org and make a request to receive. the booklet is an attached pdf. המעונין לקבל קובץ עם ...


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if a parent asks the school for advice then as the Mesilat Yesharim writes in ch.11 The obligation of the upright man when someone comes to him for advice is to counsel him what he himself would have done in a similar situation, without looking at any purpose whatsoever, distant or immediate, other than the benefit of the person asking advice. ...


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The Torah says, "Do not place a stumbling block before the blind." It also commands to distance oneself from falsehood. It sounds like in your scenario, the parents have an understanding that the ability for their children to go to the school is secure, and they are trusting that there isn't a doubt about that by virtue of not looking to put their kids into ...


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I have posed this same question to Haredi and Modern Orthodox in our community.the simple answer is buyer beware. Neither crc nor cor (Canada) list them, and the reference card(COR) that I hand out to converts in Calgary does not list them. I would avoid them, unless a major hescher approves them. It is after all, about publishing clear rules, available to ...


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אבק רבית (rabbinically-forbidden ribis) is allowed in certain cases, such as to benefit the estate of orphans (Rambam Hilchos Malveh 4:14): נכסי יתומים מותר ליתן אותם לאדם נאמן שיש לו נכסים טובים קרוב לשכר ורחוק להפסד. כיצד אומר לו תהיה נושא ונותן בהן אם יש שם ריוח תן להם חלקן מן הריוח ואם יש שם הפסד תפסיד אתה לבדך שזה אבק רבית הוא וכל אבק רבית אינה ...


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I have personally never heard of that publication; however, according to the link that you provided, it is published by the Jewish Bible Association. The Jewish Bible Association is most famous for Chidon HaTanakh (the international Tanakh contest held every year in Israel). That contest is attended by many high school students throughout the world. I'm ...


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