Recent Essays

  • Vort from the Rav: Toldos

    Arnold Lustiger (0)
    Vort from the Rav: Toldos

    Genesis 26:18 וַיָּשָׁב יִצְחָק וַיַּחְפֹּר | אֶת בְּאֵרֹת הַמַּיִם אֲשֶׁר...

     
  • Equal Rights

    Gil Student (6)
    Equal Rights

    Equality is a modern topic, particularly even if not exclusively American. However, modern topics may also have been important...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich From R’ Aviner (does anyone have documentation?) Q: How is it that there have been attacks from all sides...

     
  • Instagram and Jewish Law

    Gil Student (0)
    Instagram and Jewish Law

    by R. Gil Student New media and technology still fall under the classical rules of ethics. Their usage can and must be examined...

     
  • Slaughterhouses, Sacrifice, and Sanctity

    Barry Kornblau (1)
    Slaughterhouses, Sacrifice, and Sanctity

    by R. Barry Kornblau I once played with a sheep in the morning and then ate it for dinner that night.  At the time, I was...

     
  • When Rivka Met Yitzchak

    Ezra Bick (1)
    When Rivka Met Yitzchak

    by Rav Ezra Bick After the opening section of the parasha, describing the purchase of the Cave of Machpela by Avraham for...

     
  • Aveilut for Parents

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Aveilut for Parents

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Many people have wondered why the aveilut requirement...

     
  • Rethinking the Tefilla LiShlom HaMalchut

    Aron White (4)
    Rethinking the Tefilla LiShlom HaMalchut

    by Aron White A feature of Judaism throughout the millennia is that Jews prayed for the welfare of their governments. Yirmiyahu...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Chayei Sarah

    Arnold Lustiger (1)
    Vort from the Rav: Chayei Sarah

    Genesis 24:63 וַיֵּצֵא יִצְחָק לָשׂוּחַ בַּשָּׂדֶה And Isaac went forth to pray in the field....

     
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Standardized Prayers

    Eliezer Melamed (3)
    Advantages and Disadvantages of Standardized Prayers

    by R. Eliezer Melamed The Men of the Great Assembly instituted the prayers and the blessings (Berakhot 33a). They set the...