Recent Essays

  • Rofei Kol Basar

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Rofei  Kol Basar

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler After using the bathroom facilities we recite the Beracha...

     
  • You Shall Not Place a Stumbling Block Before the Blind: Chazal’s Metaphoric Approach

    Elchanan Samet (0)
    You Shall Not Place a Stumbling Block Before the Blind: Chazal’s Metaphoric Approach

    by Rav Elchanan Samet I. Four Interpretations of the Prohibition You shall not curse the deaf, and you shall not place a...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Acharei-Kedoshim

    Arnold Lustiger (0)
    Vort from the Rav: Acharei-Kedoshim

    Lev. 18:19: וְאֶל־אִשָּׁה בְּנִדַּת טֻמְאָתָהּ לֹא תִקְרַב And to a woman during...

     
  • Can Judaism Save Capitalism?

    Gil Student (11)
    Can Judaism Save Capitalism?

    by R. Gil Student Eric Cohen’s impressive argument for a uniquely Jewish conservatism includes a long section on economics....

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (2)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich I think we’ve discussed R’YBS’s famous statement on ontological chazakot on a number of occasions. I was...

     
  • The Cure For Heresy

    Gil Student (0)
    The Cure For Heresy

    by R. Gil Student Who is worse, someone who commits a sinful act or thinks a sinful thought? While a sinful act can include...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    Yitzchak Blau (0)
    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau I feel deeply privileged to have spent several years of my yeshiva career hearing shiurim and sichot...

     
  • Audio Roundup: R. Reisman Special

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup: R. Reisman Special

    by Joel Rich Hat tip to Counselor K for providing the CD’s even as he busied himself with all the hachanot and tikkunim...

     
  • Scrolling Down the Pages of Jewish History

    Akiva Males (0)
    Scrolling Down the Pages of Jewish History

    by R. Yechiel Spero (shared by R. Akiva Males) This story appears in R. Yechiel Spero’s Pesach Haggadah: Touched by Our...

     
  • Survival and Fulfillment – Thoughts on Yom HaAtzma’ut

    Aharon Lichtenstein (0)
    Survival and Fulfillment – Thoughts on Yom HaAtzma’ut

    by Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l  The Torah describes two journeys of aliya undertaken by Avraham to reach the...