Recent Essays

  • Ten Answers For The Wise Son

    Gil Student (0)
    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...

     
  • Historical Revelation

    Gil Student (0)
    Historical Revelation

    The wise son of the Haggadah asks: “What are the testimonies, the statutes and the laws which the Lord, our God, has...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich From the Wall Street Journal: link Anyone who has felt like the odd duck of the group can take heart from new...

     
  • Rav Sacks and Rav Melamed

    Gil Student (0)
    Rav Sacks and Rav Melamed

    Yesterday, Nachum Segal interviewed R. Jonathan Sacks about the new edition of his haggadah. He also interviewed R. Elli...

     
  • The Use of Quinoa on Pesach

    Asher Bush (14)
    The Use of Quinoa on Pesach

    by R. Asher Bush For the past several years many people have been excited about the possibility of adding a new item–Quinoa–to...

     
  • Sippur Yetzi’at Mitzrayim

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    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...

     
  • Contemporary Tzaraat?

    Efraim Vaynman (2)
    Contemporary Tzaraat?

    by Efraim Vaynman Is it Possible to Become a Metzora1 Nowadays?2 The Shulchan Aruch does not contain a discussion of the...

     
  • Jewish Teacher of Deaf-Mute People

    Henry Abramson (0)
    Jewish Teacher of Deaf-Mute People

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

     
  • Was Rav Hildesheimer A Centrist?

    Gil Student (3)
    Was Rav Hildesheimer A Centrist?

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

     
  • How to Have Good Children

    Gidon Rothstein (1)
    How to Have Good Children

    One of the recurring foci of Ran’s Derashot is the relationship between the natural and supernatural worlds. In this second...