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  • Torah Study by Children on Tisha B’Av

    Torah Study by Children on Tisha B’Av

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Although it is past Tisha B’av, and hopefully there...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Tetzaveh

    Vort from the Rav: Tetzaveh

    Ex. 28:4 ואפד an ephod Rashi writes: “I have not heard nor have I found a baraisa which explains [the ephod’s] design....

     
  • A Love of Books

    A Love of Books

    R. Yehudah Ibn Tibon was a famous translator from Arabic into Hebrew. His translations include Chovos Ha-Levavos and Moreh...

     
  • The Difference Between Rabbis and Sociologists

    The Difference Between Rabbis and Sociologists

    by R. Gil Student This is an article I published in last week’s issue of The Jewish Link of New Jersey, an up-and-coming...

     
  • Josephus

    Josephus

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Josephus was a Jewish general who surrendered to the...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Terumah

    Vort from the Rav: Terumah

    Ex. 25:8 וְעָשׂוּ לִי מִקְדָּשׁ וְשָֽׁכַנְתִּי בְּתוֹכָֽם And they shall make...

     
  • Unusual Names in the Jewish Tradition

    Unusual Names in the Jewish Tradition

    by R. Gil Student Jews traditionally name children after ancestors, Ashkenazim after deceased ancestors and Sephardim after...

     
  • What Does the Mishkan Mean?

    What Does the Mishkan Mean?

    by R. Gil Student My first extended interaction with Abarbanel, the great 15th-16th century biblical commentator, left me...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau About half a century ago, the twin threats of Communist world domination and potential nuclear annihilation...

     
  • Who Decides On Big Issues?

    Who Decides On Big Issues?

    by R. Gil Student The Mishnah (Sanhedrin 32a) states that when a court adjudicates a capital case, a junior member of the...