Recent Essays

  • Forced Kiddushin

    Gidon Rothstein (3)
    Forced Kiddushin

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 25 Iyyar: Forced Kiddushin R. Yitzchak Elchanan Spektor (1817-1896) was recognized as the posek of...

     
  • Blessings on the Torah

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Blessings on the Torah

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler According to Rav Soloveitchik, from the words of the...

     
  • The Torah’s Response to Calamity

    Yair Kahn (1)
    The Torah’s Response to Calamity

    by R. Yair Kahn I. Reading the Tokhacha Slowly   Parashat Bechukotai begins with a section of berakhot and kelalot,...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich The Rama (O”C 17:2), commenting on the S”A’s statement of women doing positive time bound commandments,...

     
  • The Need for a Mechitza Without a Minyan

    Daniel Mann (4)
    The Need for a Mechitza Without a Minyan

    by R. Daniel Mann Question: Is there a need for a mechitza between men and women when there is no minyan? Answer: We must...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    Yitzchak Blau (0)
    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau What role does human need play in halakhic rulings? In this characteristically nuanced presentation,...

     
  • Rav Aviner and Prenuptial Agreements

    Gil Student (2)
    Rav Aviner and Prenuptial Agreements

    A report is circulating that Rav Shlomo Aviner rejects prenuptial agreements. I have confirmation from him and permission...

     
  • Between God and Country

    Gil Student (5)
    Between God and Country

    by R. Gil Student My article in today’s Jewish World Review In a classic episode of All In The Family, a television...

     
  • Why Be Jewish?

    Gil Student (2)
    Why Be Jewish?

    by R. Gil Student This is an article in last week’s issue of The Jewish Link of New Jersey. Intermarriage is shrinking...

     
  • Taking Possession of Chametz on Pesach

    Gidon Rothstein (3)
    Taking Possession of Chametz on Pesach

    18 Iyyar (Lag BaOmer): Taking Possession of Chametz on Pesach by R. Gidon Rothstein Welcome to a new series Torah Musings...