Recent Essays

  • A Love of Books

    Gil Student (4)
    A Love of Books

    R. Yehudah Ibn Tibon was a famous translator from Arabic into Hebrew. His translations include Chovos Ha-Levavos and Moreh...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich A recent article subdivided orthodoxy by kippah type, My black srugah types me as RW MO. Does my writing come...

     
  • Milk from Non-Kosher Species

    Avrohom Gordimer (5)
    Milk from Non-Kosher Species

    Milk from Non-Kosher Species and Its Relationship with the US Kosher Dairy Industry by R. Avrohom Gordimer Reprinted with...

     
  • The Difference Between Rabbis and Sociologists

    Gil Student (8)
    The Difference Between Rabbis and Sociologists

    by R. Gil Student This is an article I published in last week’s issue of The Jewish Link of New Jersey, an up-and-coming...

     
  • Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on PBS

    Gil Student (0)
    Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on PBS

    A two-part PBS interview with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: ...

     
  • It’s Important to Be Insecure

    Gidon Rothstein (0)
    It’s Important to Be Insecure

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Drasha 11, part 3 Ran’s view of batei din, halachic courts, turned them into an institution whose...

     
  • Josephus

    Aharon Ziegler (2)
    Josephus

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Josephus was a Jewish general who surrendered to the...

     
  • Books Received

    Gil Student (0)
    Books Received

    Jewish Holiday Companion: Insights into the Meaning of the Holidays, Their Prayers, Symbols and Biblical Readings by R....

     
  • The Sacrificial Altar and the Structure of the Parasha

    Elchanan Samet (0)
    The Sacrificial Altar and the Structure of the Parasha

    by Rav Elchanan Samet A. Its Location in the Parasha and in the Mishkan The command to construct the sacrificial altar (27:1-8)...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Terumah

    Arnold Lustiger (3)
    Vort from the Rav: Terumah

    Ex. 25:8 וְעָשׂוּ לִי מִקְדָּשׁ וְשָֽׁכַנְתִּי בְּתוֹכָֽם And they shall make...