Recent Essays

  • The Chief Rabbi Is Coming

    Gil Student (0)
    The Chief Rabbi Is Coming

    What, more medical ethics? Yes. There’s another conference on medical ethics at YU on October 14th (link). The topic...

     
  • Time is Running Out

    Gil Student (0)
    Time is Running Out

    It’s almost Rosh Hashanah and I still haven’t posted any thoughts on the new Rav Soloveitchik Machzor for Rosh...

     
  • What Is To Be Done With The Yeshiva?

    Gil Student (0)
    What Is To Be Done With The Yeshiva?

    An editorial in the current issue of The Commentator (link) calls for two minor changes in the Mazer Yeshiva Program:1) Independent...

     
  • Thoughts About Shemittah

    Gil Student (0)
    Thoughts About Shemittah

    R. Aharon Lichtenstein, Leave of Faith, vol. 2 pp. 179, 181-183 (originally published as a Hebrew article in 1973, translated...

     
  • 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...