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  • Electronic Sensors on Shabbos

    Gil Student (4)
    Electronic Sensors on Shabbos

    by R. Gil Student Halakhic authorities and common practice have unanimously accepted that Shabbos regulations forbid, at...

     
  • Books Received

    Gil Student (0)
    Books Received

    Letters from Mir: A Torah World in the Shadow of the Shoah by R. Ernest Guggenheim (OU Press) Tanakh, an Owner’s...

     
  • Get Ready to Hear What Hashem Wants of Us

    Gidon Rothstein (0)
    Get Ready to Hear What Hashem Wants of Us

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Ran opens the tenth Drasha with Devarim 10:12 (this Drasha seems to have been first delivered on Parashat...

     
  • Mind Over Action

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Mind Over Action

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler According to Rav Soloveitchik, Halacha is not simply...

     
  • Law and Order

    Gil Student (0)
    Law and Order

    by R. Gil Student I. Individual Punishment The debate over the culpability of the biblical residents of Shechem reaches beyond...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Vayeshev

    Arnold Lustiger (0)
    Vort from the Rav: Vayeshev

    Genesis 37:29 וַיָּשָׁב רְאוּבֵן אֶל־הַבּוֹר And Reuben returned to the pit. Reuben had earlier...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich “The dangling conversation” (Maaseh Shehayah). Sitting in a bagel shop, adjacent to a son (age about 10)...

     
  • Clichéd Judaism

    Daniel Korobkin (0)
    Clichéd Judaism

    by R. Daniel Korobkin It’s no secret that the language of religion has been evolving constantly. What appealed to Jews...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    Yitzchak Blau (0)
    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau In the 1960’s, Tradition served as the vehicle for some of Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik’s most...

     
  • Irving Berlin and the Creation of Popular American Culture

    Henry Abramson (0)
    Irving Berlin and the Creation of Popular American Culture

    At this time of year it’s impossible to escape the ubiquitous holiday music that assults us whenever we turn on the radio...