Recent Essays

  • The Convert Problem

    Gil Student (2)
    The Convert Problem

    by R. Gil Student I. The Problem While Israeli rabbis and politicians debate conversion standards, afflicting many converts...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich I recently came across an interesting piece taking a position on whether rabbis should play ball with their...

     
  • Halakhic Jews and Modern Time

    Barry Kornblau (3)
    Halakhic Jews and Modern Time

    by R. Barry Kornblau I. Leap Second You might not have noticed it, but an unusual event happened at about 8:00 PM in New...

     
  • Torah Musings Free e-Book

    Gil Student (0)
    Torah Musings Free e-Book

    Beginning in July of last year, we started sending a weekly digest of articles in a printable PDF perfect for Shabbos reading...

     
  • The Modern Orthodox Jew and Gay Marriage

    Gil Student (4)
    The Modern Orthodox Jew and Gay Marriage

    by R. Gil Student This article will appear in the next issue of The Jewish Link Modern Orthodox Jews are rightly confounded...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    Yitzchak Blau (0)
    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau Rabbi Eliezer Berkovits was an important mid twentieth century Jewish thinker who worked in the rabbinate...

     
  • Hashem Melekh

    Gil Student (0)
    Hashem Melekh

    Y-Studs sing Gad Elbaz’s Hashem Melekh: ...

     
  • What To Do About A Yarmulke #Fail

    Gil Student (6)
    What To Do About A Yarmulke #Fail

    by R. Gil Student Long-standing custom dictates that Jewish men cover their heads. Authorities debate whether it is an actual...

     
  • The Financial Responsibilities of False and Broken Promises

    Gidon Rothstein (2)
    The Financial Responsibilities of False and Broken Promises

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 8 Tammuz: The Financial Responsibilities of False and Broken Promises Education is a profession that...

     
  • Ba’Omer or La’Omer

    Aharon Ziegler (3)
    Ba’Omer or La’Omer

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler For the Mitzvah of counting the Omer we first recite...