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“There is a popular notion that, unlike Hasidism and Musar, which attempted to deepen the religious experience of the Jew, the Hirschian system aimed at merely preserving Judaism against the onslaught of Western culture. It is our conviction that this notion is erroneous. Study of R. Hirsch's writings and commentaries has been for many a most effective source of Musar, deepening our spiritual grasp of Judaism.”---Rabbi Shelomoh Danziger, last paragraph of http://www.stevens.edu/golem/llevine/rsrh/Clarification%20of%20RSRH_danziger.pdf

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Daniel Adler on Cross-Currents.com

I don't know Daniel Adler personally, but I wish I did. See his article
on http://www.cross-currents.com/archives/2012/02/13/return-to-basics-a-call-to-revitalize-r-hirschs-torah-im-derech-eretz/#ixzz1mPPXEuNY ; I could not have said it better.


  1. Hi just came across this website. Yasher Koach!
    That's a nice collection of resources.

    I noticed that you put a link to my new website but the link is outdated. I changed it a few days after I got it started. The correct address is

  2. How exactly can I contact you directly? Do you have contact info linked to this page?

  3. You can contact me at AviFromBMofTIDE@Juno.com. I'll be happy to hear from you.

    Avi from BM of TIDE