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  • The Chofetz Chaim

    The Chofetz Chaim

    Brief video highlighting the life and work of Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan (1838-1936), one of the most influential Rabbis of...

     
  • Sacrificing the Sinner

    Sacrificing the Sinner

    by R. Gil Student I. Two Reasons for Punishment Beruriah famously inferred from the Bible that God does want sinners to suffer...

     
  • What Tzenius Is Really About

    What Tzenius Is Really About

    by R. Gil Student A yeshiva student complained in an online letter, reported in JTA, that checks for adherence to the school’s...

     
  • Kaparot

    Kaparot

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler The custom of Kaparot on Erev Yom Kippur is the subject...

     
  • A Maimonidean Perspective on Biblical Criticism

    A Maimonidean Perspective on Biblical Criticism

    I. The Challenge of Biblical Criticism Biblical Criticism has long posed a challenge to traditional Judaism, to some people...

     
  • Two Dreams Required

    Two Dreams Required

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Dreams are important. Chazal tell us, “Kol ha’lan...

     
  • Staying Healthy in Halacha

    Staying Healthy in Halacha

    The topic of health is discussed at great length today in medical journals and other publications. This issue does not discuss...

     
  • Is Suicide Pre-Ordained On Rosh Hashanah?

    Is Suicide Pre-Ordained On Rosh Hashanah?

    Twenty-two years ago, I learned tractate Kesubos in YU, starting with the third chapter–Eilu Na’aros. As the...

     
  • Bypassing Kohanim

    Bypassing Kohanim

    I. Honoring the Kohen Complicated situations require creative solutions but sometimes they can be too clever. The Torah (Lev....

     
  • Seeking Godliness

    Seeking Godliness

    Why do we perform acts of kindness for others? On the one hand, it is basic human nature, but so are laziness and selfishness....