Recent Essays

  • Books Received

    Gil Student (0)
    Books Received

    People of the Book: Five Hundred Years of the Hebrew Book from the Beginning of Printing to the Twentieth Century by Akiva...

     
  • The Rain/Dew Inconsistency

    Gil Student (2)
    The Rain/Dew Inconsistency

    by R. Gil Student When I worked at the OU, I once received an irate call complaining about a grammatical inconsistency in...

     
  • Dual Aspects of a Human Being

    Aharon Ziegler (1)
    Dual Aspects of a Human Being

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler In our daily morning Berachot we recite the beracha...

     
  • How Does A Tzadik’s Blessing Work?

    Gil Student (1)
    How Does A Tzadik’s Blessing Work?

    by R. Gil Student The blessing of a righteous person has a place of pride in Jewish tradition, even if it is currently taken...

     
  • The Key To Teshuvah: Accepting Reponsibility

    Gidon Rothstein (0)
    The Key To Teshuvah: Accepting Reponsibility

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Ran is encouraging his audience to believe in the possibility of healing repentance, as we saw last...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    Yitzchak Blau (1)
    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau Tension between the biblical account of creation and current scientific theories about the origin of...

     
  • Deception and Justification

    Gil Student (5)
    Deception and Justification

    by R. Gil Student I. Deception Is Bad Was Ya’akov punished for deceiving his father, Yitzchak, in obtaining the firstborn’s...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Toldos

    Arnold Lustiger (0)
    Vort from the Rav: Toldos

    Genesis 26:18 וַיָּשָׁב יִצְחָק וַיַּחְפֹּר | אֶת בְּאֵרֹת הַמַּיִם אֲשֶׁר...

     
  • Equal Rights

    Gil Student (6)
    Equal Rights

    Equality is a modern topic, particularly even if not exclusively American. However, modern topics may also have been important...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich From R’ Aviner (does anyone have documentation?) Q: How is it that there have been attacks from all sides...