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Seidenfeld brings new excitement to Yeshiva Toras Chaim

a weekday afternoon and Rabbi Naftali Seidenfeld is doing an interview — the hard way. He’s obviously in the car and at least some of his children are riding along. They are, to judge by the background ambience, in high spirits. He’s traversing a mountain road somewhere in New York State’s Catskills, where he’s spending the summer while Yeshiva Toras Chaim is out of session. The terrain is playing havoc with the cell phone signals. We get maybe two or three minutes of relatively smooth reception before the call downgrades into staccato bursts, finally glitching out altogether. Then the interview resumes, only to break up again, the next time a hill or mountain gets in the way. Seidenfeld is utterly unfazed. His comments are clear, thoughtful […]

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