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  • The Super-Mitzvah to Have Children

    The Super-Mitzvah to Have Children

    The Logical Imperative to Procreate by R. Gil Student The “Shidduch Crisis,” the growing number of older singles...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Lech Lecha

    Vort from the Rav: Lech Lecha

    Genesis 15:4 כִּי אִם אֲשֶׁר יֵצֵא מִמֵּעֶיךָ הוּא יִירָשֶׁךָ This one will not...

     
  • Aveilut for Parents

    Aveilut for Parents

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Many people have wondered why aveilut for a parent...

     
  • The Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim – Visiting the Sick Part 1

    The Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim – Visiting the Sick Part 1

    Many times one hears that a person he knows is not well r”l and he wishes to go visit him in the hospital or at home. There...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Noach

    Vort from the Rav: Noach

    Genesis 9:23 וַיִּקַּח שֵׁם וָיֶפֶת אֶת הַשִּׂמְלָה …וַיְכַסּוּ אֵת...

     
  • The 9/11 Memorial and Jewish Law

    The 9/11 Memorial and Jewish Law

    by R. Gil Student As a New York resident who worked in Manhattan on September 11, 2001, I will forever be haunted by the...

     
  • Speaking With Satan

    Speaking With Satan

    by R. Gil Student God is just, merciful and fair. Why, then, are we told that saying something bad–opening our mouths...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Bereishis

    Vort from the Rav: Bereishis

    Genesis 4:6 וְכִי תַאֲוָה הוּא לָעֵינַיִם וְנֶחְמָד הָעֵץ לְהַשְׂכִּיל and...

     
  • Women Dancing With Torah Scrolls

    Women Dancing With Torah Scrolls

    by R. Gil Student I don’t like dancing, not on Simchas Torah nor at bar mitvahs nor even at my wedding. It’s...

     
  • Judaism and Industrial Food Production

    Judaism and Industrial Food Production

    by R. Gil Student Keeping kosher has never been easier, both for the poor and the wealthy. The centralization of food production...