• Going to War

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Ramban to Shofetim, Week Two: Going to War At the end of the parsha, the Torah tells us about how Jews went to war. Two comments earlier in the portion seem to me to lay some groundwork for success in war (and in life). The King’s Character and Ours דברים יז: ... ...

  • A Testament to the True Tekhelet

    by Efraim Vaynman I welcome the comments of Dr. Sterman to my recent essay “Tekhelet: Color Perception or Apprehension”. There were many issues I did not have a chance to address in my original article and his critique has given me the opportunity to address those remaining issues and present a full...

  • Returning From The Hospital on Shabbat

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 29 Sivan: Tzitz Eliezer on How a Doctor Returns From the Hospital on Shabbat Simple cases often hide interesting complications. It’s clear that Jews may violate Shabbat to save lives, and doctors are called on to do that more often than others. Because of that, Chazal allowed t...

  • Vort from the Rav: Korach

    Bamidbar 18:19: כֹּל תְּרוּמֹת הַקֳּדָשִׁים אֲשֶׁר יָרִימוּ בְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לַיהֹוָה נָתַתִּי לְךָ All the gifts of the holy [offerings] which are set aside by the children of Israel for the Lord I have given to There were 24 mishmaros, “guards,” of kohanim who rotated to perform the priestly dutie...

  • Books Received

    The Laws of IDF Uniforms: Responsa from Rav Shlomo Aviner (הלכות מדי צה”ל) edited by R. Mordechai Tzion (Urim) ...

  • A Rabbi’s Obligation

    by R. Gil Student A rabbi achieves his title through years of studying Torah. He implements that training when he teaches or rules on religious matters. However, unlike other subjects of study, Torah knowledge obligates. If a rabbi is asked a question to which he knows the answer, he must respond. I...

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