Recent Essays

  • Parashah Roundup: Mishpatim 5768

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Mishpatim 5768

    by Steve Brizel Seder Nezikin and Mishpatim R. Jonathan Sacks and R. Berel Wein tell us how and why Seder Nezikin differs...

  • Shabbat Candle Lighting Times

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Shabbat Candle Lighting Times

    by Rabbi Ari Enkin Although there are a number of different customs as to when the Shabbat candles are to be lit Friday afternoons,...

  • New Periodical: Tradition vol. 40 no. 4, Winter 2007

    Gil Student (0)
    New Periodical: Tradition vol. 40 no. 4, Winter 2007

    A great new issue of Tradition just came in the mail (not yet available online): Editor’s Note: Cops and Robbers by...

  • The Monster Inside II

    Gil Student (0)
    The Monster Inside II

    R. Yaakov Horowitz offer part two of his essay on child abuse and molestation with “Safe and Secure” (link): Sad...

  • Eternal Belief

    Gil Student (0)
    Eternal Belief

    Right before the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai, God tells Moshe (Ex. 19:9): הנה אנכי בא...

  • Redeeming the Imprisoned

    Gil Student (0)
    Redeeming the Imprisoned

    A commandment that receives one of the highest priorities is that of pidyon shevuyim, redeeming captives. It is considered...

  • Summaries and Notes on Emunos Ve-Dei’os

    Gil Student (0)
    Summaries and Notes on Emunos Ve-Dei’os

    This is the first in a series of posts in which I offer summaries and notes on classic texts of medieval Jewish philosophy....

  • Announcements #020

    Gil Student (0)
    Announcements #020

    Sacred Monsters – Multimedia Presentation and Book Signing Sacred Monsters: Mysterious and Mythical Creatures of Scripture,...

  • Converting a Messianist III

    Gil Student (0)
    Converting a Messianist III

    In a recent Op-Ed in The Jerusalem Post (link), Dr. David Berger offers four quotations from Lubavitch Messianic rabbis (see...

  • Converting a Messianist II

    Gil Student (0)
    Converting a Messianist II

    In response to an Op-Ed by Shmuley Boteach last week arguing that a Lubavitch Messianist candidate for conversion should...