Recent Essays

  • 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...

  • Israel – Home of Hope

    Gil Student (0)
    Israel – Home of Hope

    To mark Israel’s 60th anniversary in 2008, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks produced a double CD – “Israel – Home of Hope”...

  • Halakhic Dead White Men?

    Aton Holzer (9)
    Halakhic Dead White Men?

    Halakhic Dead White Men? On Feminism and Jewish Ritual Jurisprudence by R. Aton Holzer The question of the moral intution...

  • Teshuva: Two Themes

    Aharon Ziegler (1)
    Teshuva: Two Themes

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler There are two types of Teshuva: Teshuva mi’Yirah...