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  • The Rain/Dew Inconsistency

    The Rain/Dew Inconsistency

    by R. Gil Student When I worked at the OU, I once received an irate call complaining about a grammatical inconsistency in...

     
  • Dual Aspects of a Human Being

    Dual Aspects of a Human Being

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler In our daily morning Berachot we recite the beracha...

     
  • How Does A Tzadik’s Blessing Work?

    How Does A Tzadik’s Blessing Work?

    by R. Gil Student The blessing of a righteous person has a place of pride in Jewish tradition, even if it is currently taken...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau Tension between the biblical account of creation and current scientific theories about the origin of...

     
  • Deception and Justification

    Deception and Justification

    by R. Gil Student I. Deception Is Bad Was Ya’akov punished for deceiving his father, Yitzchak, in obtaining the firstborn’s...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Toldos

    Vort from the Rav: Toldos

    Genesis 26:18 וַיָּשָׁב יִצְחָק וַיַּחְפֹּר | אֶת בְּאֵרֹת הַמַּיִם אֲשֶׁר...

     
  • Equal Rights

    Equal Rights

    Equality is a modern topic, particularly even if not exclusively American. However, modern topics may also have been important...

     
  • Instagram and Jewish Law

    Instagram and Jewish Law

    by R. Gil Student New media and technology still fall under the classical rules of ethics. Their usage can and must be examined...

     
  • Aveilut for Parents

    Aveilut for Parents

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Many people have wondered why the aveilut requirement...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Chayei Sarah

    Vort from the Rav: Chayei Sarah

    Genesis 24:63 וַיֵּצֵא יִצְחָק לָשׂוּחַ בַּשָּׂדֶה And Isaac went forth to pray in the field....