Recent Essays

  • Tzelofchad’s Daughters and Open Orthodoxy

    Gil Student (7)
    Tzelofchad’s Daughters and Open Orthodoxy

    R. Ysoscher Katz, in an attempted rebuttal to Rav Hershel Schachter’s responsum on girls wearing tefillin, offered...

     
  • Remembering and Destroying Amalek

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Remembering and Destroying Amalek

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler According to the Rambam [Hilchot Melachim 5: 4, 5],...

     
  • Community Voting Rights

    Gidon Rothstein (0)
    Community Voting Rights

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 22 Tammuz: Tsits Eliezer On Community Voting Rights On the 22nd of Tammuz, 5707 (1947), Tsits Eliezer...

     
  • Non-Kosher Waiter

    Daniel Mann (0)
    Non-Kosher Waiter

      by R. Daniel Mann Question: Is it permitted for a religious Jew to work (e.g., as a waiter) in a non-kosher restaurant...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (1)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich Though Rabbi Sperber admits to reservations about using the term Rabba and finds the term Maharat to be “a...

     
  • Medicine on Shabbos

    Gil Student (0)
    Medicine on Shabbos

    by R. Gil Student I. Outdated Prohibition? Medical technology has changed so dramatically over the past century that we can...

     
  • Books Received

    Gil Student (0)
    Books Received

    Be-Rogez Racheim Tizkor by R. Dovid Bashevkin ...

     
  • Not Mourning During the Three Weeks

    Gidon Rothstein (1)
    Not Mourning During the Three Weeks

    by R. Gidon Rothstein With the advent of the Three Weeks, we enter one of those times of the Jewish calendar where ritual...

     
  • Do Pesukei DeZimra Have To Be Said In Order?

    Gidon Rothstein (1)
    Do Pesukei DeZimra Have To Be Said In Order?

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 15 Tammuz: Do Pesukei DeZimra Have To Be Said In Order? On the fifteenth of Tammuz, 1960, R. Moshe...

     
  • Free Will Over Our Thoughts

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Free Will Over Our Thoughts

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Although we are not punished for our improper thoughts...