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Posts Tagged ‘halachic’

Internet Background with Binary Code and Vitruvian Man - represents Parshat Shoftim and the Torah's prohibition against mutilating the body for a healthy body and soul.

Weekly Torah Portion – The Body Is Sacred

Parshat Shoftim: Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9; Isaiah 51:12-52:12 This week’s Torah portion introduces the prohibition against mutilating or harming one’s body as a sign of mourning. Our rabbis explain that we may not mutilate our bodies because they are, in fact, not ours. They are God’s body and God’s soul, which He placed within specially designed physical…

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Rabbi Asher Lopatin will lead the new Modern Orthodox Kehillat Etz Chayim started by a group of families in Huntington Woods.

Mixed Welcome

A Modern Orthodox maverick, Rabbi Asher Lopatin faces Orthodox disdain — and support. Detroit’s Modern Orthodox community is about to welcome a controversial but beloved rabbi into its fold. Rabbi Asher Lopatin has made a name for himself as a maverick, a spiritual leader who is unafraid to stake unpopular halachic (legal) positions on women’s…

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Quicken Loans

Quicken Loans Now Kosher

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Jewish-owned mortgage company adopts halachic technicality. Quicken Loans, principally owned by Dan Gilbert, the Jewish owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, is now kosher for Orthodox borrowers. The company, which also owns the online mortgage agency Rocket Mortgage, announced Friday, June 8, that it had adopted what is known as a heter…

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