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  • Vort from the Rav: Mikeitz

    Vort from the Rav: Mikeitz

    Genesis 42:9: מְרַגְּלִים אַתֶּם לִרְאוֹת אֶת־עֶרְוַת הָאָרֶץ בָּאתֶֽם and...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau Hazal depict the Hanukkah story in two major locations: in a famous gemara (Shabbat 21b) and in the al...

     
  • Dead Men Don’t Talk

    Dead Men Don’t Talk

    by R. Gil Student The following statement is made in the Gemara (Yevamos 96b-97a): Rav Yehudah said in the name of Rav: What...

     
  • Electronic Sensors on Shabbos

    Electronic Sensors on Shabbos

    by R. Gil Student Halakhic authorities and common practice have unanimously accepted that Shabbos regulations forbid, at...

     
  • Mind Over Action

    Mind Over Action

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler According to Rav Soloveitchik, Halacha is not simply...

     
  • Law and Order

    Law and Order

    by R. Gil Student I. Individual Punishment The debate over the culpability of the biblical residents of Shechem reaches beyond...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Vayeshev

    Vort from the Rav: Vayeshev

    Genesis 37:29 וַיָּשָׁב רְאוּבֵן אֶל־הַבּוֹר And Reuben returned to the pit. Reuben had earlier...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau In the 1960’s, Tradition served as the vehicle for some of Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik’s most...

     
  • Irving Berlin and the Creation of Popular American Culture

    Irving Berlin and the Creation of Popular American Culture

    At this time of year it’s impossible to escape the ubiquitous holiday music that assults us whenever we turn on the radio...

     
  • Driving Under the Influence of Coffee

    Driving Under the Influence of Coffee

    Questions of kosher status sometimes mask larger dilemmas that, when uncovered, demonstrate the complexity of applying straightforward...