Recent Essays

  • Walking In The Middle Of Praying

    Gil Student (0)
    Walking In The Middle Of Praying

    For those who do not yet know, here is a link to R. Shlomo Aviner’s blog: link. It is really just a collection of his...

  • New Periodical: Hakirah vol. 7 (Winter 2009)

    Gil Student (0)
    New Periodical: Hakirah vol. 7 (Winter 2009)

    A new issue of Hakirah has been published, vol. 7 Winter 2009: Letters — great letters including a heated exchange...

  • Musings on Gaza

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Musings on Gaza

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin A review of some of Gaza’s glorious Jewish history is certainly in order considering the current...

  • Child Conversions II

    Gil Student (0)
    Child Conversions II

    (follow-up from this post: link) by R. Michael J. Broyde There is no provision in halacha to note that a once valid conversion...

  • Child Conversions

    Gil Student (0)
    Child Conversions

    I once heard a very yeshivish educator, I think a rebbe in the Mir (Brooklyn), tell a story about how a cousin of his became...

  • Commenting on The Commentator

    Gil Student (0)
    Commenting on The Commentator

    UPDATED I was quoted in an article in The Commentator about the incident surrounding this post (link): link. I’m in...

  • The Chesed and Emes of Burial

    Gil Student (0)
    The Chesed and Emes of Burial

    Below is an excerpt from the newly published Divine Footsteps: Chesed and the Jewish Soul by R. Daniel Z. Feldman. The book...

  • Your Camp Shall Be Holy

    Gil Student (0)
    Your Camp Shall Be Holy

    “When the army goes out against your enemies… the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you...

  • Blessings of Success

    Gil Student (0)
    Blessings of Success

    When God told Avraham to leave his homeland etc., God promised him: “והיה ברכה —...

  • Audio Roundup XXIV

    Gil Student (0)
    Audio Roundup XXIV

    by Joel Rich Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein – Q and A 5769 #02: link L”AD the questions this go round were not...