The branches of the Menora of the Temple were curved!

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Stone carvings from a synagogue that existed at the time of the Temple depict the Menora with curved brances. See http://www.nbcnews.com/id/32797473/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/-year-old-menorah-depiction-found/ for details. Despite the claims of Chabad, also Rambam and Rashi agree with the shape of the branches, depicted … Continued

The Ideology of an Ideal Torah U’Madda Community by Shmuel Reichman

http://www.yutorah.org/sidebar/lecture.cfm/883588/shmuel-reichman/the-ideology-of-an-ideal-torah-u-madda-community/ REVISED Comment on the lecture. In Kol Hator, the author calls for establishing the type of a community envisioned by Shmuel Reichman in Jerusalem. Although I don’t have an exact date for when the communities of the exile will … Continued