• R. Moshe Feinstein on Mechitzah

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 22 Tevet: R. Moshe Feinstein on Mechitzah I start this time with a double apology. Last time, I pointed out that it was curious that R. Shlomo Kluger would single out R. Yisrael of Rhizhyn as a model of a great Torah scholar who had not made aliyah. I also mentioned ... ...

  • Books Received

    Contemporary Halakhic Problems: Volume VII by R. J. David Bleich (Maggid) ...

  • How Many People Together to Start Shemoneh Esrei? – part II

    by R. Daniel Mann Question: I daven at a small minyan at which some people daven slower than the rest and others come late. We do not always have ten ready to start Shemoneh Esrei with the chazan. Should we wait for ten, or is six enough? Answer: [Last week we saw the main sources ... ...

  • Partnership Minyanim Revisited

    by R. Aryeh Frimer and R. Dov Frimer (A printable PDF of this essay is available here: link) Partnership Minyanim Revisited: A Response to Rabbi Ysoscher Katz I. Introduction The question of women receiving aliyyot is briefly discussed in a baraita cited in the Talmud Megilla 23a, which reads: תנו ר...

  • Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich I hear a lot of discussion about spirituality in religion. I think R’A Lichtenstein’s piece from the Orthodox Forum (Law and Spirituality: Defining the Terms http://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/725795/rabbi-dr-aharon-lichtenstein/law-and-spirituality-defining-the-terms/) makes a...

  • Ya’akov’s Deathbed and How We Say Shema

    by R. Gidon Rothstein The selection of Rambam we’re going to see this time is the one that first brought me to want to study these kinds of passages in the Mishneh Torah, where I sat back and said, “wow, why would Rambam include that ?” To appreciate it fully, let’s start with the Gemara, ... ...

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