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  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich From R’ Aviner (In addition to the age old question – is everything in life assur unless there is a heter?) Q:...

     
  • Superheroes in Jewish Thought and Law II

    Gil Student (0)
    Superheroes in Jewish Thought and Law II

    by R. Gil Student (Continued from here) III. Super Murder As a thought experiment, I was wondering what Jewish law would...

     
  • Superheroes in Jewish Thought and Law I

    Gil Student (3)
    Superheroes in Jewish Thought and Law I

    by R. Gil Student Superheroes represent the dreams of the oppressed. Those who are weak and insecure imagine what they would...

     
  • Two Halachic Workarounds, Rejected

    Gidon Rothstein (2)
    Two Halachic Workarounds, Rejected

    17 Sivan: Two Halachic Workarounds, Rejected More than a century apart, R. Ezriel Hildesheimer and R. Eliezer Waldenberg...

     
  • Yom Ha’Meyuchas

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Yom Ha’Meyuchas

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler The day after Rosh Chodesh Sivan, which is the second...

     
  • Shabbos Guides

    Gil Student (1)
    Shabbos Guides

    by R. Gil Student I. Shabbos Isn’t Simple I have a working theory that the complexity of a halakhic topic is inversely...

     
  • Stealing by Accident?

    Daniel Mann (1)
    Stealing by Accident?

    by R. Daniel Mann Question: If one accidentally took and used a friend’s similar coat, is he considered a ganav (thief)?...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich Any parallels in our world? Peter Brown explores a revolutionary shift in thinking about the fate of the soul...

     
  • The People’s Princes

    Gil Student (2)
    The People’s Princes

    by R. Gil Student The longest chapter in the Torah is also the most repetitive. Twelve times, Num. 7 tells us in detail that...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    Yitzchak Blau (0)
    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau Rabbi Shalom Carmy began serving as editor of Tradition in 2005. Spring 2005, his first issue, includes...