Recent Essays

  • Women’s Names

    Gil Student (0)
    Women’s Names

    In last week’s issue of Shabbat Be-Shabbato, R. Yisrael Rosen discusses the issues of women’s name and reaches...

  • Responsive Kedushah

    Gil Student (0)
    Responsive Kedushah

    An important part of the morning and afternoon prayer services is the kedushah, during the leader’s repetition of the...

  • Flipping Out: Rabbi Shalom Berger in the NY Area

    Gil Student (0)
    Flipping Out: Rabbi Shalom Berger in the NY Area

    Rabbi Shalom Z. Berger, one of the authors of Flipping Out?, will be speaking over the next few days at the following locations: Teaneck...

  • When Tigers Attack

    Gil Student (0)
    When Tigers Attack

    As 3150 news sources (at the last count) are reporting, a tiger escaped at the San Fransico Zoo this week in as yet unexplained...

  • Brushing Teeth on Shabbos II

    Gil Student (4)
    Brushing Teeth on Shabbos II

    More for Shmuly (continued from here). IV. Spreading R. Moshe Feinstein (Iggeros Moshe, Orach Chaim vol. 1 no. 112) writes...

  • Elitism and Leadership

    Gil Student (0)
    Elitism and Leadership

    My wife recently pointed out to me that I’ve changed since we were married, particularly in my attitude towards those...

  • Parashah Roundup: Shemos 5768

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Shemos 5768

    by Steve Brizel The Enslavement of the Jewish People in Egypt R. Shlomo Wolbe zt”l shows us how Yosef’s life...

  • Everything Is In It II

    Gil Student (0)
    Everything Is In It II

    Two weeks ago, the Five Towns Jewish Times ran an article by Avi Meir in which he argued for a more open-minded attitude...

  • What Are You Doing Today?

    Gil Student (0)
    What Are You Doing Today?

    Alan Magill sent me the following story: I have an incident I observed some years ago on December 25 that I want to share...

  • The Tomb of Onkelos

    Ari Enkin (0)
    The Tomb of Onkelos

    by Rabbi Ari Enkin This story recently appeared on the Israeli news exposing a prank that a few Yeshiva bochrim pulled off...