Recent Essays

  • Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Community–Discussion of the Recent Controversy

    Gil Student (0)
    Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Community–Discussion of the Recent Controversy

    Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Community—Discussion of the Recent Controversy by Nachum Klafter, MD Chazal tell us that...

     
  • Pre-Post: Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Community–Discussion of the Recent Controversy

    Gil Student (0)
    Pre-Post: Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Community–Discussion of the Recent Controversy

    There is a long guest post coming tonight about a recent study regarding sexual abuse in the Orthodox community. Here is...

     
  • My Great-Grandfathers’ Rav

    Gil Student (0)
    My Great-Grandfathers’ Rav

    I’ve written before that my paternal grandparents’ town in Poland, Makow Masovietski, was famous for their maggid...

     
  • The Monster Inside

    Gil Student (0)
    The Monster Inside

    R. Yaakov Horowitz (link): [I]t is my strong and growing feeling that the number one risk factor for our beloved children...

     
  • The Man Passage

    Gil Student (3)
    The Man Passage

    The Meshekh Chokhmah (Ex. 12:21) has a long excursus in his commentary to last week’s Torah reading in which he shows...

     
  • Kedusha – Right, Left, Center

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Kedusha – Right, Left, Center

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin Further to R’ Gil’s recent posting on the minhagim of Kedusha, I’ve decided to write...

     
  • Announcements #019

    Gil Student (0)
    Announcements #019

    New DVD & CD – Yeshiva Boys Choir Live II, including a performance by Tek Noy starring Yossi Scharf (a distant...

     
  • Commenting Changes

    Gil Student (0)
    Commenting Changes

    As Hirhurim grows, we need to reexamine the commenting policy. Clearly, asking people to police themselves does not work....

     
  • Integration in Jewish Education

    Gil Student (0)
    Integration in Jewish Education

    The Visions of Jewish Education Project is pleased to announce a new essay, “Vision of a Modern Orthodox Jewish Education,”...

     
  • Mazel Tov to Ari Lamm

    Gil Student (0)
    Mazel Tov to Ari Lamm

    I’m just catching up on my e-mail and I saw that I was e-mailed last night that frequent Hirhurim commenter Ari Lamm...