Recent Essays

  • Diapers With Disappearing Ink

    Daniel Mann (0)
    Diapers With Disappearing Ink

    by R. Daniel Mann Question: Is it permitted to use on Shabbat a diaper with forms on the outside that disintegrate when the...

     
  • Aveilut for Parents

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Aveilut for Parents

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Many people have wondered why aveilut for a parent...

     
  • The New Israeli Army

    Aron White (2)
    The New Israeli Army

    by Aron White In a book released last year, Amos Harel, the army commentator for Haaretz and the author of a number of books...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (1)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich Two From R’ Yosef Ber Soloveitchik: One lesson of this synthesis is that man must, under a given set of circumstances,...

     
  • An Israeli in the Diaspora: How Many Days of Yom Tov?

    Ari Enkin (6)
    An Israeli in the Diaspora: How Many Days of Yom Tov?

    by R. Ari Enkin I was excited to get my hands on R. Shlomo Brody’s new English halacha sefer, A Guide to the Complex –...

     
  • The Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim – Visiting the Sick Part 1

    Moishe Dovid Lebovits (0)
    The Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim – Visiting the Sick Part 1

    Many times one hears that a person he knows is not well r”l and he wishes to go visit him in the hospital or at home. There...

     
  • The Language of Babel

    Jeffrey Saks (0)
    The Language of Babel

    by R. Jeffrey Saks, in Rav Shalom Bayanikh: Essays Presented to Rabbi Shalom Carmy by Friends and Students in Celebration...

     
  • Overcoming Nature or Why Bad Things Happen to Good People

    Gidon Rothstein (0)
    Overcoming Nature or Why Bad Things Happen to Good People

    by R. Gidon Rothstein With Moshe there for the rebuke of Aharon and Miriam, people might think Moshe’s feelings had led...

     
  • 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...