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  • Fat, Tails and Intellectual Limits

    Fat, Tails and Intellectual Limits

    by R. Gil Student In successfully defending rabbinic Judaism to a Karaite, R. Avraham Ibn Ezra makes an astonishing claim...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau Modern technology generates a host of new halakhic questions including difficulties in determining parenthood...

     
  • Sages Over Prophets

    Sages Over Prophets

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Drasha 12, part 2 The Talmudic sage Amemar makes a daring comment in Baba Batra 12a that Ran struggles...

     
  • The Irrationality of Anti-Semitism

    The Irrationality of Anti-Semitism

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Twice in the Torah we find the word “Mikreh”- happening....

     
  • Exodus: Salvation or Transformation?

    Exodus: Salvation or Transformation?

    by R. Gil Student I. Two Exodus Stories Everyone likes a story of an underdog succeeding, a happy ending after a difficult...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Tzav

    Vort from the Rav: Tzav

    Lev. 6:21: וּכְלִי־חֶרֶשׂ אֲשֶׁר תְּבֻשַּׁל־בּוֹ יִשָּׁבֵר וְאִם־בִּכְלִי...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau A symposium from Summer 1998 entitled “The Sea Change in American Orthodox Judaism” asked...

     
  • Three Steps Forward

    Three Steps Forward

    by R. Gil Student Jews trained in prayer from youth often assume that the three steps before and after the Amidah prayer...

     
  • Fire Food

    Fire Food

    by R. Gil Student I. Fire Offering The Torah repeatedly refers to sacrifices as isheh, which standard translations render...

     
  • Shema-The Ultimate Commitment

    Shema-The Ultimate Commitment

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Keri’at Shema is central to the act of worship. Keri’at...