Recent Essays

  • Vort from the Rav: Noach

    Arnold Lustiger (0)
    Vort from the Rav: Noach

    Genesis 9:23 וַיִּקַּח שֵׁם וָיֶפֶת אֶת הַשִּׂמְלָה …וַיְכַסּוּ אֵת...

     
  • The Sin and Punishment of the Tower of Bavel

    Elchanan Samet (2)
    The Sin and Punishment of the Tower of Bavel

    “And Man’s Loftiness Will be Bowed:”1 The Sin and Punishment of the Tower of Bavel by Rav Elchanan Samet On...

     
  • The 9/11 Memorial and Jewish Law

    Gil Student (1)
    The 9/11 Memorial and Jewish Law

    by R. Gil Student As a New York resident who worked in Manhattan on September 11, 2001, I will forever be haunted by the...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich Shulchan Aruch Chapter 607: 6. ….. Yom Kippur only forgives the transgressions that one sincerely atoned for....

     
  • A Matter of Pride

    Aron White (6)
    A Matter of Pride

    by Aron White Torah study has been a fundamental part of Judaism for a long time. However, there is one element of it which...

     
  • Speaking With Satan

    Gil Student (0)
    Speaking With Satan

    by R. Gil Student God is just, merciful and fair. Why, then, are we told that saying something bad–opening our mouths...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Bereishis

    Arnold Lustiger (0)
    Vort from the Rav: Bereishis

    Genesis 4:6 וְכִי תַאֲוָה הוּא לָעֵינַיִם וְנֶחְמָד הָעֵץ לְהַשְׂכִּיל and...

     
  • Books Received

    Gil Student (0)
    Books Received

    A Guide to the Complex: Contemporary Halakhic Debates by R. Shlomo M. Brody (Maggid) ...

     
  • How and Why Should One Rejoice On the Festivals?

    Chaim Navon (0)
    How and Why Should One Rejoice On the Festivals?

    by Rav Chaim Navon Limits to the Mitzva of Rejoicing Elsewhere, we noted that the mitzva of rejoicing on a festival is exceptional,...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (2)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich Laws Borel’s Law – “Events with a sufficiently small probability never occur” Stigler’s Law – “No...