Recent Essays

  • Tekheles Strings

    Gil Student (0)
    Tekheles Strings

    R. Shlomo Aviner on wearing tekheles (blue) strings on your tallis and tzitzis garments (link): Q: Should I wear the techelet...

  • The End of a Tradition

    Gil Student (1)
    The End of a Tradition

    According to The Jewish Press, the rabbi of Washington Heights’ Khal Adath Jeshurun recently said publicly at a memorial...

  • The Challenge of Belief

    Gil Student (0)
    The Challenge of Belief

    I. In a much-discussed essay (Kovetz Ma’amarim pp. 11-12), R. Elchanan Wasserman asks how the Torah can command a Jew...

  • The Tradition of Seforim

    Gil Student (0)
    The Tradition of Seforim

    The Seforim blog has been adopted by the RCA journal Tradition and has moved to the Tradition Online website where it has...

  • Symposium: Why People Become Orthodox II

    Gil Student (0)
    Symposium: Why People Become Orthodox II

    (continuation of this series: I) Conservative Rabbi Charles L. Arian is the rabbi of Beth Jacob Synagogue in Norwich, CT....

  • Interview and Review

    Gil Student (0)
    Interview and Review

    R. Yoel Finkelman of ATID: Interviews Prof. Shalom Rosenberg, author of In the Footsteps of the Kuzari: link (MP3) Reviews...

  • Occasional Vort II

    Gil Student (0)
    Occasional Vort II

    by Netanel Livni Simcha Raz brings the following vort in his book שבעים פנים לתורה: The...

  • Forcing a Divorce

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Forcing a Divorce

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin While marriage is intended to be a once-in-a-lifetime arrangement, unfortunately it isn’t always...

  • Organ Donation IV

    Gil Student (0)
    Organ Donation IV

    Yediot Acharonot is reporting that R. Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg — probably the greatest living halakhic scholar who...

  • Calling Women to the Torah

    Gil Student (0)
    Calling Women to the Torah

    On the Seforim blog, Rabbi Prof. Aryeh A. Frimer writes a very substantial critique of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber’s...