Recent Essays

  • Zachor VeShamor – What’s the Problem?

    Francis Nataf (2)
    Zachor VeShamor – What’s the Problem?

    by R. Francis Nataf It is often said that within the Aseret HaDiberot lay many of the foundations of the Jewish religion,...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Yisro

    Arnold Lustiger (0)
    Vort from the Rav: Yisro

    Ex. 20:2 אָֽנֹכִי ה’ אֱלֹ-הֶיךָ אֲשֶׁר הֽוֹצֵאתִיךָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם...

     
  • How Binding is Minhag?

    Eliezer Melamed (5)
    How Binding is Minhag?

    by R. Eliezer Melamed Minhagei Avot “Rabbi, the issue of minhagei avot (custom of one’s fathers) really bothers me,...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (1)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich There are some in the addiction therapy field who say change does not come until the individual has hit rock...

     
  • Who Needs A Rabbi?

    Gil Student (5)
    Who Needs A Rabbi?

    by R. Gil Student This is an article I published in last week’s issue of The Jewish Link of New Jersey, an up-and-coming...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    Yitzchak Blau (0)
    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau In this essay. Dr. Tovah Lichtenstein assesses the impact of her father, R. Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, on...

     
  • A Peace of Torah

    Gil Student (0)
    A Peace of Torah

    by R. Gil Student Below is my contribution (day 9) to the 70 Days for 70 Years project. At the end, I include a video about...

     
  • Using a Shabbat Clock for an Urn

    Daniel Mann (0)
    Using a Shabbat Clock for an Urn

    by R. Daniel Mann Question: My hot water urn has a Shabbat setting, in which the water is heated at a constant level and...

     
  • The Shema and Its Blessings

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    The Shema and Its Blessings

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler The Tefillot recited after Yishtabach and before Shemoneh...

     
  • Books Received

    Gil Student (0)
    Books Received

    Prophecies and Providence: A Biblical Approach to Modern Jewish History by R. Yehoshua Pfeffer (Urim) ...