Recent Essays

  • From the Archives of Tradition

    Yitzchak Blau (1)
    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau A symposium from Summer 1998 entitled “The Sea Change in American Orthodox Judaism” asked...

  • Three Steps Forward

    Gil Student (3)
    Three Steps Forward

    by R. Gil Student Jews trained in prayer from youth often assume that the three steps before and after the Amidah prayer...

  • Fire Food

    Gil Student (0)
    Fire Food

    by R. Gil Student I. Fire Offering The Torah repeatedly refers to sacrifices as isheh, which standard translations render...

  • Shema-The Ultimate Commitment

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Shema-The Ultimate Commitment

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Keri’at Shema is central to the act of worship. Keri’at...

  • Books Received

    Gil Student (0)
    Books Received

    Yom Ha’atzmaut & Yom Yerushalyim Mahzor (Koren) ...

  • The President’s Rabbi

    Gil Student (0)
    The President’s Rabbi

    by R. Gil Student Published in the Spring 2015 issue of the OU Kosher magazine Behind the Union Symbol I first met Rabbi...

  • Vort from the Rav: Vayikra

    Arnold Lustiger (1)
    Vort from the Rav: Vayikra

    Lev 5:21: נפֶשׁ כִּי תֶֽחֱטָא וּמָֽעֲלָה מַעַל בַּֽיהוָֹה וְכִחֵשׁ בַּֽעֲמִיתוֹ If...

  • Ebola and Tefillin

    Gil Student (0)
    Ebola and Tefillin

    by R. Gil Student In the latest issue of Jewish Action, R. Dr. Eddie Reichman discusses halakhic issues surrounding the recent...

  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich Minhag? I recently received correspondence responding to my question concerning “when did minhag become a...

  • SoundCloud and Jewish Law

    Gil Student (0)
    SoundCloud and Jewish Law

    by R. Gil Student SoundCloud is one of many online services that allow users to upload audio recordings for others to hear....