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  • Vort from the Rav: Tazria-Metzora

    Vort from the Rav: Tazria-Metzora

    Lev. 13:46: בָּדָד יֵשֵׁב he shall dwell isolated Many commentators have noted the similarities that exist between...

     
  • Is the Yom Ha-Atzma’ut Liturgy for Everyone?

    Is the Yom Ha-Atzma’ut Liturgy for Everyone?

    by R. Gil Student The additional prayers for Yom Ha-Atzma’ut are standard in Religious Zionist synagogues in Israel...

     
  • Prophecy, Soothsaying, and the Line Between Them

    Prophecy, Soothsaying, and the Line Between Them

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Drasha 12, part 3 Ran sees prophecy as the antidote to sorcery, as its replacement. He references here...

     
  • Tefillin Klaf Not Same As Mezuzah Klaf

    Tefillin Klaf Not Same As Mezuzah Klaf

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Rav Soloveitchik noted that being an Am HaNivchar,...

     
  • The Explicit and Non-Explicit Dietary Laws

    The Explicit and Non-Explicit Dietary Laws

    by Rav Elchanan Samet A. The Sequence of Dietary Laws in Parashat Shemini Chapter 11 of Vayikra, which concludes Parashat...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Shemini

    Vort from the Rav: Shemini

    Lev. 10:6: רָאשֵׁיכֶם אַל תִּפְרָעוּ וּבִגְדֵיכֶם לֹא תִפְרֹמוּ Do not leave...

     
  • Will The Kosher Switch Bring Mashiach?

    Will The Kosher Switch Bring Mashiach?

    by R. Gil Student Because of renewed publicity about this product, I am reposting this essay from four years ago. Not long...

     
  • Torah as a Value

    Torah as a Value

    by R. Gil Student The latest issue of Klal Perspectives addresses the role of the yeshiva graduate layman. How can he maintain...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau In a famous passage in the Yerushalmi (Terumot 8:10), R. Yohanan and Reish Lakish debate when a Jew can...

     
  • Why Does God Test Us?

    Why Does God Test Us?

    by R. Gil Student The notion that the all-knowing God needs to test us to determine whether we will follow His command is...