Recent Essays

  • Moshe, Prophecy Catalyst

    Gidon Rothstein (0)
    Moshe, Prophecy Catalyst

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Does Hashem have to say please? In the eighth drasha, Ran is puzzled that Hashem begins with the word...

     
  • Say No to Snark

    Erica Brown (0)
    Say No to Snark

    by Dr. Erica Brown “A fool’s lips bring strife…A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are the snare...

     
  • Books Received

    Gil Student (1)
    Books Received

    The Kabbalah of Forgiveness: The Thirteen Levels of Mercy In Rabbi Moshe Cordovero’s Date Palm of Devorah by Henry...

     
  • Punishment of the Individual and of the Nation

    Mordechai Sabato (0)
    Punishment of the Individual and of the Nation

    by Rav Mordechai Sabato Parashat Nitzavim, comprising slightly less than two whole chapters (29:9-30:20), opens in the middle...

     
  • Where There Is No Beit Din

    Daniel Mann (0)
    Where There Is No Beit Din

    by R. Daniel Mann Question: I am a lawyer in a country with a small Jewish population, in which when we need a din Torah,...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich How do people who grew up religious move from the taken-for-granted world in which they had been raised to a...

     
  • The Chofetz Chaim

    Henry Abramson (0)
    The Chofetz Chaim

    Brief video highlighting the life and work of Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan (1838-1936), one of the most influential Rabbis of...

     
  • Sacrificing the Sinner

    Gil Student (1)
    Sacrificing the Sinner

    by R. Gil Student I. Two Reasons for Punishment Beruriah famously inferred from the Bible that God does want sinners to suffer...

     
  • What Tzenius Is Really About

    Gil Student (0)
    What Tzenius Is Really About

    by R. Gil Student A yeshiva student complained in an online letter, reported in JTA, that checks for adherence to the school’s...

     
  • The Blessing and the Curse, and the List of “the Cursed”

    Amnon Bazak (0)
    The Blessing and the Curse, and the List of “the Cursed”

    by Rav Amnon Bazak A. The Blessing and the Curse Our parasha describes the procedure for the proclamation of the blessing...