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  • Editorial Judgment and Jewish Censorship

    Editorial Judgment and Jewish Censorship

    by R. Gil Student My column in this week’s issue of The Jewish Link of New Jersey From the Orthodox Jewish perspective,...

     
  • Who Was Greater Than Rambam?

    Who Was Greater Than Rambam?

    by R. Gil Student Rav Shlomo Luria, the Maharshal, famously said that Rabbeinu Tam was greater than the Rambam (introduction...

     
  • Putting Up a Mezuzah for a Non-Jew

    Putting Up a Mezuzah for a Non-Jew

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 7 Av: Putting Up a Mezuzah for a Non-Jew Some people treat mezuzah superstitiously, as if the box itself...

     
  • The Breaking of the Glass

    The Breaking of the Glass

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler The common practice is that the Chatan [groom] breaks...

     
  • Jews, Tisha B’Av, and World War I

    Jews, Tisha B’Av, and World War I

    Brief discussion of the anniversary of Tisha B’Av, the onset of World War I, and its implications for Jewish History. ...

     
  • Swear to G-d

    Swear to G-d

    by R. Gil Student Jews are averse to swearing–taking oaths–for two reasons. One, as we discussed last week, is...

     
  • Conversion Guidelines, Transparency and Accountability

    Conversion Guidelines, Transparency and Accountability

    My article in last week’s Jewish Link of New Jersey The Orthodox Jewish community is currently experiencing a devastating...

     
  • Two Teshuvot on Gittin

    Two Teshuvot on Gittin

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 29 Tammuz: Two Teshuvot on Gittin The laws of divorce are technically challenging, so I don’t generally...

     
  • The Splendor of Clothes

    The Splendor of Clothes

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler It is a well known fact that clothes make a difference...

     
  • The Limits of Tolerance

    The Limits of Tolerance

    by R. Gil Student I. Tolerance and Boundaries Recent news stories about rabbis convicted of crimes raise questions of when...