Recent Essays

  • And They’re Off

    Gil Student (0)
    And They’re Off

    With the beginning of a new academic year this week, the Yeshiva College Commentator and Stern College Observer have new...

     
  • Sending Away The Mother Bird

    Gil Student (0)
    Sending Away The Mother Bird

    There is a commandment to send away a mother bird before taking away their children (Deut. 22:6-7): If a bird’s nest...

     
  • Rabbi Slifkin in the NY Area and in the NY News

    Gil Student (0)
    Rabbi Slifkin in the NY Area and in the NY News

    Shabbos morning: Beis Medrash of Harbor View (Rabbi Kalish’s shul) — “The Animal Kingdom in Jewish Thought”Shabbos...

     
  • The Red String

    Ari Enkin (0)
    The Red String

    The Red String by Rabbi Ari EnkinRamat Beit Shemesh, Israel No doubt readers have come across individuals selling mysterious...

     
  • New Dean of RIETS

    Gil Student (0)
    New Dean of RIETS

    Mazel tov to Rabbi Yona Reiss and the entire Yeshiva University community on R. Reiss’ appointment as the new dean...

     
  • Don’t Turn Your Back On Your Community VIII

    Gil Student (0)
    Don’t Turn Your Back On Your Community VIII

    More letters in The Jewish Week on this subject, including one from frequent commenter Mitch Morrison (link). Worth noting...

     
  • Conversion Standards

    Gil Student (0)
    Conversion Standards

    I missed this article by David Ellenson last week on conversion standards (link). In response to an article by R. Avi Shafran...

     
  • Don’t Turn Your Back On Your Community VIII

    Gil Student (0)
    Don’t Turn Your Back On Your Community VIII

    Marvin Schick weighs in: link Dr. Schick points out: I suspect that also at work is the familiar and lamentable tendency...

     
  • Jonathan Rosenblum Advocates Torah U-Madda II

    Gil Student (0)
    Jonathan Rosenblum Advocates Torah U-Madda II

    In a letter to the Jerusalem Post, Julius Berman, chairman of the RIETS board, responds to Jonathan Rosenblum’s attack...

     
  • Wearing a Tallis in the Street II

    Gil Student (0)
    Wearing a Tallis in the Street II

    After my post on R. Yom Tov Schwarz’s book, someone had pointed had that he had recently passed away. Actually, he...