Recent Essays

  • Purim, Jews and Monotheism

    Gil Student (0)
    Purim, Jews and Monotheism

    It is well known that the book of Esther does not contain God’s name explicitly, although tradition finds various hints...

     
  • Seven Reasons Rabbis Should Be Criminals

    Gil Student (0)
    Seven Reasons Rabbis Should Be Criminals

    In the spirit of twisted Purim humor: Seven reasons why rabbis should be criminals: Savings Jewish organizations often struggle...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    Yitzchak Blau (0)
    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau In this essay, Dr. Moshe Simon analyzes the usage of different types of irony in the Book of Esther. The...

     
  • Preparation and Spontaneity

    Yehuda Amital (0)
    Preparation and Spontaneity

    Based on a sicha by Harav Yehuda Amital Adapted by Rav Ronnie Ziegler Translated by David Silverberg Regarding the first...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich Is there a philosophical or practical halachic difference between the concepts of yuhara (halachic presumptuousness?)...

     
  • Books Received

    Gil Student (0)
    Books Received

    Kosher Movies: A Film Critic Discovers Life Lessons at the Cinema by R. Herbert J. Cohen (Urim) Kahane on the Parsha by...

     
  • Homosexuality: The Malady of Our Generation

    Eliezer Melamed (2)
    Homosexuality: The Malady of Our Generation

    by R. Eliezer Melamed The Need to Address the Issue of Homosexuality Recently, we have witnessed serious accusations, public...

     
  • One Mitzvah Above Them All

    Aron White (4)
    One Mitzvah Above Them All

    by Aron White The Problem of Torah Study The mitzvah to learn Torah confuses many people. On the one hand, the Sages make...

     
  • Standing for Parents in our Times

    Daniel Mann (0)
    Standing for Parents in our Times

    by R. Daniel Mann Question: Most people do not stand up when their parents enter the room. Is this due to the opinion that...

     
  • Torah Study by Children on Tisha B’Av

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Torah Study by Children on Tisha B’Av

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Although it is past Tisha B’av, and hopefully there...