• Some Limits on Saving Lives

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 26 Av: R. Moshe Feinstein on Some Limits on Saving Lives It’s common to say that saving lives pushes aside all of halachah, that we can do whatever it takes to save a life. That’s obviously exaggerated, because we all know situations where a Jew is required to let him/herself b...

  • Vort from the Rav: Re’eh

    לֹא תוּכַל לֶאֱכֹל בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ מַעְשַׂר דְּגָנְךָ You must not eat within your cities the tithe of your grain In Hebrew there is an idiosyncrasy. In all languages there is a distinction between not being able to do and not being allowed to do. “I cannot” and “I must not” are two different things. ...

  • Kofin Al Midat Sedom

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Would Halacha permit one to move to an unoccupied, better and far more expensive seat at a concert that is more than half over, when it is clear that no one will be sitting in those seats for the duration of the concert? The ... ...

  • Is The Torah Against Women’s Pictures?

    by R. Gil Student The recent trend in some Orthodox media to refrain from publishing pictures of women, or even to digitally remove women from pictures, raises questions from many perspectives. Is it dishonest to offer only a partial portrayal of the community? Is it disrespectful of women to omit t...

  • Calling a Kohen Who is a Child

    by R. Daniel Mann Question: We sometimes have only one adult kohen and his son, who is under bar mitzva, doing Birkat Kohanim. In that case, should we call out “Kohanim”? Answer: The halacha that you are assuming, that someone calls “Kohanim” before Birkat Kohanim only when there are at least two ko...

  • Audio Roundup 2017:32

    by Joel Rich There continues to be much written concerning the sustainability of the chareidi economic model. While I agree with these concerns I find it interesting that there doesn’t seem to be as much room in my own MO community concerning the sustainability of our own model. There have bee...

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