Recent Essays

  • Conversions for the Sake of Marriage

    Gidon Rothstein (1)
    Conversions for the Sake of Marriage

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 24 Sivan: R. Kook’s Opposition to Conversions for the Sake of Marriage The question of whether to...

     
  • Who Removes Sleep From My Eyes

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Who Removes Sleep From My Eyes

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler “Ha-Ma’avir Sheina Mei’ei’nai” This Beracha...

     
  • People of the Book

    Gil Student (0)
    People of the Book

    by R. Gil Student My article in the latest issue of Jewish Action The Internet is only the latest, and probably not the last,...

     
  • Superheroes in Jewish Thought and Law III

    Gil Student (2)
    Superheroes in Jewish Thought and Law III

    by R. Gil Student (Continued from here) V. Shape Changing Some superheroes have the ability to alter their appearance, change...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich From R’ Aviner (In addition to the age old question – is everything in life assur unless there is a heter?) Q:...

     
  • Superheroes in Jewish Thought and Law II

    Gil Student (0)
    Superheroes in Jewish Thought and Law II

    by R. Gil Student (Continued from here) III. Super Murder As a thought experiment, I was wondering what Jewish law would...

     
  • Superheroes in Jewish Thought and Law I

    Gil Student (3)
    Superheroes in Jewish Thought and Law I

    by R. Gil Student Superheroes represent the dreams of the oppressed. Those who are weak and insecure imagine what they would...

     
  • Two Halachic Workarounds, Rejected

    Gidon Rothstein (2)
    Two Halachic Workarounds, Rejected

    17 Sivan: Two Halachic Workarounds, Rejected More than a century apart, R. Ezriel Hildesheimer and R. Eliezer Waldenberg...

     
  • Yom Ha’Meyuchas

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Yom Ha’Meyuchas

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler The day after Rosh Chodesh Sivan, which is the second...

     
  • Shabbos Guides

    Gil Student (1)
    Shabbos Guides

    by R. Gil Student I. Shabbos Isn’t Simple I have a working theory that the complexity of a halakhic topic is inversely...