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  • Style of Haggadah Commentaries

    Style of Haggadah Commentaries

    The Pesach Haggadah is generally considered to be the Jewish text with the most commentaries written on it. J.D. Eisenstein...

     
  • Ten Answers For The Wise Son

    Ten Answers For The Wise Son

    The Passover seder is full of fours: four questions, four cups, four sons. The midrashic reading of four sons into the biblical...

     
  • Sippur Yetzi’at Mitzrayim

    Sippur Yetzi’at Mitzrayim

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Reciting the Haggadah at the Pesach seder is a fulfillment...

     
  • Jewish Teacher of Deaf-Mute People

    Jewish Teacher of Deaf-Mute People

    Jacob Rodrigues Péreire (1715-1780) was one of the inventors of sign language. ...

     
  • Was Rav Hildesheimer A Centrist?

    Was Rav Hildesheimer A Centrist?

    In the 1980′s, Orthodox intellectuals, primary among them R. Norman Lamm, attempted to name their religious movement...

     
  • Mashiach

    Mashiach

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Rambam, in his Commentary to Mishnah Sanhedrin (Ch....

     
  • Sarah Schenirer and the Revolution in Jewish Education for Women

    Sarah Schenirer and the Revolution in Jewish Education for Women

    Sarah Schenirer (1883-1935) founded the Bais Yaakov (Bet Ya’akov) school system for women. One of the most visionary educators...

     
  • The Holy Life

    The Holy Life

    The Rambam is famous for adopting the negative Talmudic view of the nazir, who voluntarily abstains from some worldly pleasures....

     
  • Vesham’ru

    Vesham’ru

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Many people coming to Yerushalayim are surprised and...

     
  • Deciding Jewish Thought

    Deciding Jewish Thought

    Over the years, we have returned many times to the question whether there is a decision-making process to belief (hashkafah)...