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  • Two Dreams Required

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Two Dreams Required

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Dreams are important. Chazal tell us, “Kol ha’lan...

  • Books Received

    Gil Student (0)
    Books Received

    Two Scholars Who Were in our Town and other Novellas by SY Agnon, ed. R. Jeffrey Saks (Toby Press) > Find It in the Talmud:...

  • The Female Captive: What is the Torah Teaching Us?

    Mordechai Sabato (0)
    The Female Captive: What is the Torah Teaching Us?

    by Rav Mordekhai Sabato In Devarim 21, at the conclusion of the laws of warfare, we find an intriguing and enigmatic section: (10)...

  • Staying Healthy in Halacha

    Moishe Dovid Lebovits (0)
    Staying Healthy in Halacha

    The topic of health is discussed at great length today in medical journals and other publications. This issue does not discuss...

  • Shabbos 2014

    Gil Student (1)
    Shabbos 2014

    The Shabbos Project is the name of the successful initiative, started in South Africa by Chief Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein...

  • Is Suicide Pre-Ordained On Rosh Hashanah?

    Gil Student (1)
    Is Suicide Pre-Ordained On Rosh Hashanah?

    Twenty-two years ago, I learned tractate Kesubos in YU, starting with the third chapter–Eilu Na’aros. As the...

  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich I think it’s generally accepted that for someone whose parent died in a Jewish leap year prior to Adar,...

  • Bypassing Kohanim

    Gil Student (6)
    Bypassing Kohanim

    I. Honoring the Kohen Complicated situations require creative solutions but sometimes they can be too clever. The Torah (Lev....

  • Seeking Godliness

    Gil Student (2)
    Seeking Godliness

    Why do we perform acts of kindness for others? On the one hand, it is basic human nature, but so are laziness and selfishness....

  • Rav Kook Resources

    Gil Student (0)
    Rav Kook Resources

    Today, the third day of Elul, is R. Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook’s yahrtzeit. Here are some online resources about...