Recent Essays

  • Israeli Draft

    Gil Student (2)
    Israeli Draft

    I had wanted to avoid taking a position on the change in the Israeli draft exemption for yeshiva students. To my great shame,...

  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (1)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich Chatam Sofer’s Position Below : Prescriptive (i.e. CS would say cheridim in Israel today are on the wrong...

  • When May We Tamper with the World?

    Gidon Rothstein (0)
    When May We Tamper with the World?

    Dichotomies are tidy and self-contained, but the world isn’t. Ran has been showing us some differences between when Hashem...

  • Shabbat Zemirot

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Shabbat Zemirot

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Shabbat is a unique day for the people of Israel. The...

  • Not Leviticus

    Yair Kahn (0)
    Not Leviticus

    by R. Yair Kahn 1. Between Shemot and Bamidbar Sefer Vayikra focuses on the Mikdash. It begins with the various sacrifices,...

  • Vort From The Rav: Purim

    Arnold Lustiger (0)
    Vort From The Rav: Purim

    The miracle of Purim is fundamentally different from all other miracles that are commemorated in the Jewish calendar because...

  • Zakhor

    David Brofsky (0)

    by R. David Brofsky The second of the “four parashot,” Parashat Zakhor, is read on the Shabbat before Purim. Through...

  • The Speed of Life

    Yaakov Ariel (0)
    The Speed of Life

    by R. Yaakov Ariel 1.The Problem Rapid change characterizes, perhaps more than anything else, the modern age; and the rhythm...

  • More on Partnership Minyanim

    Gil Student (7)
    More on Partnership Minyanim

    A few thoughts in response to Prof. Chaim Saiman’s and Dr. Yoel Finkelman’s article on Partnership Minyanim in...

  • Burial In Israel

    Moishe Dovid Lebovits (1)
    Burial In Israel

    People are frequently sent to Eretz Yisroel for burial, especially with the advent of modern air travel. Is there a reason...