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  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich The Rama (O”C 17:2), commenting on the S”A’s statement of women doing positive time bound commandments,...

     
  • The Need for a Mechitza Without a Minyan

    Daniel Mann (4)
    The Need for a Mechitza Without a Minyan

    by R. Daniel Mann Question: Is there a need for a mechitza between men and women when there is no minyan? Answer: We must...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    Yitzchak Blau (0)
    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau What role does human need play in halakhic rulings? In this characteristically nuanced presentation,...

     
  • Rav Aviner and Prenuptial Agreements

    Gil Student (2)
    Rav Aviner and Prenuptial Agreements

    A report is circulating that Rav Shlomo Aviner rejects prenuptial agreements. I have confirmation from him and permission...

     
  • Between God and Country

    Gil Student (5)
    Between God and Country

    by R. Gil Student My article in today’s Jewish World Review In a classic episode of All In The Family, a television...

     
  • Why Be Jewish?

    Gil Student (2)
    Why Be Jewish?

    by R. Gil Student This is an article in last week’s issue of The Jewish Link of New Jersey. Intermarriage is shrinking...

     
  • Taking Possession of Chametz on Pesach

    Gidon Rothstein (3)
    Taking Possession of Chametz on Pesach

    18 Iyyar (Lag BaOmer): Taking Possession of Chametz on Pesach by R. Gidon Rothstein Welcome to a new series Torah Musings...

     
  • The Oral Torah

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    The Oral Torah

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler According to the Midrash [Yalkut Shimoni- Ki Tisa 393]...

     
  • Od Yishama

    Gil Student (1)
    Od Yishama

    For Lag Ba-Omer, Eitan Katz singing Od Yishama: ...

     
  • Sanctified Time

    Yonatan Grossman (0)
    Sanctified Time

    by R. Yonatan Grossman In this week’s parasha, immediately after the section about the different festivals, we read...