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  • Rabbi Lamm on Women and Tefillin

    Mark Dratch (1)
    Rabbi Lamm on Women and Tefillin

    Rav Norman Lamm’s son-in-law, R. Mark Dratch, was kind enough to forward with permission to publish this letter he...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich From Rav Aviner: Torah Learning for the Ascension of a Deceased Person Q: Does it benefit the deceased if one...

     
  • When To Get Married

    Eliezer Melamed (6)
    When To Get Married

    by R. Eliezer Melamed At What Age are Men Obligated to Marry? Although young Jewish males become obligated to fulfill all...

     
  • Breaking Down Gebrochts

    Tsvi Selengut (3)
    Breaking Down Gebrochts

    by R. Tsvi Selengut Introduction The custom of abstaining from eating “gebrochts” during Pesach is widely known...

     
  • Books Received

    Gil Student (0)
    Books Received

    Peninei Halakha: Laws of Pesah by R. Eliezer Melamed (Maggid, Yeshivat Har Bracha) ...

     
  • Sarah Schenirer and the Revolution in Jewish Education for Women

    Henry Abramson (0)
    Sarah Schenirer and the Revolution in Jewish Education for Women

    Sarah Schenirer (1883-1935) founded the Bais Yaakov (Bet Ya’akov) school system for women. One of the most visionary educators...

     
  • The Holy Life

    Gil Student (1)
    The Holy Life

    The Rambam is famous for adopting the negative Talmudic view of the nazir, who voluntarily abstains from some worldly pleasures....

     
  • Vesham’ru

    Aharon Ziegler (10)
    Vesham’ru

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Many people coming to Yerushalayim are surprised and...

     
  • The Lesson of Tum’a

    Yair Kahn (0)
    The Lesson of Tum’a

    by Yair Kahn I.  The Transition from Shemini to Tazria The portions of Tazria and Metzora, which are read together...

     
  • May Orthodox Rabbis Permit Women to Don Tefillin?

    Mayer Twersky (9)
    May Orthodox Rabbis Permit Women to Don Tefillin?

    May Orthodox Rabbis Permit Women to Don Tefillin?1 by Rav Mayer Twersky (republished with permission from TorahWeb)   I....