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  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (2)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich Question: I was recently on an EL AL flight to Israel. The crew congenially allowed us to daven mincha right...

     
  • A Hashkafah of Dating

    Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer (3)
    A Hashkafah of Dating

    by Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer Love and marriage in the Jewish community is a perennial source of perplexity. An imagined...

     
  • Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Book Launch

    Gil Student (0)
    Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Book Launch

    Please join me next Monday night, as we celebrate the launch of a book I co-edited (I am the American editor) in honor of...

     
  • E-Mail Digests

    Gil Student (0)
    E-Mail Digests

    Please note that we are making changes to our e-mail digest system. Please bear with us as we transition. If you receive...

     
  • A Maimonidean Perspective on Biblical Criticism

    Gil Student (6)
    A Maimonidean Perspective on Biblical Criticism

    I. The Challenge of Biblical Criticism Biblical Criticism has long posed a challenge to traditional Judaism, to some people...

     
  • How to Get to the Times of Mashiach

    Gidon Rothstein (0)
    How to Get to the Times of Mashiach

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Bringing Mashiach and Universal Recognition of Hashem into the Picture Ran’s final point in this...

     
  • Two Dreams Required

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Two Dreams Required

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Dreams are important. Chazal tell us, “Kol ha’lan...

     
  • Books Received

    Gil Student (0)
    Books Received

    Two Scholars Who Were in our Town and other Novellas by SY Agnon, ed. R. Jeffrey Saks (Toby Press) > Find It in the Talmud:...

     
  • The Female Captive: What is the Torah Teaching Us?

    Mordechai Sabato (0)
    The Female Captive: What is the Torah Teaching Us?

    by Rav Mordekhai Sabato In Devarim 21, at the conclusion of the laws of warfare, we find an intriguing and enigmatic section: (10)...

     
  • Staying Healthy in Halacha

    Moishe Dovid Lebovits (0)
    Staying Healthy in Halacha

    The topic of health is discussed at great length today in medical journals and other publications. This issue does not discuss...