Weekly Freebies: HaMa’ayan

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The important Hebrew journal HaMa’ayan is published by the Isaac Breuer Institute of Yeshivat Sha’alvim. It began publication in 1953 and continues as a quarterly on the topics of Jewish law, thought and history. The journal’s initial editor was Prof. Mordechai Breuer and it’s current editor is R. Yoel Katan. The most recent 20 issues are available online here: link

See prior posts here: link

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of TorahMusings.com, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student currently is serving his third term on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and also serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazineand the Board of OU Press. He has published four English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.


  1. 70 -80 earlier issues are also available on hebrewbooks.org. Search for המעין.

  2. The new one (Kislev 5772) has the response of Dr. Benjamin Brown to the critique by R. Yehoshua Heshil Heler on Dr. Brown’s groundbraking “The Chazon Ish”. http://www.shaalvim.co.il/torah/maayan-article.asp?id=594

  3. Rav Eitam Henkin’s response to Rav Lichtenstein’s critique of the ‘Michtav Harabbanim’ regarding the selling of property in EY to nachriim was very interesting. I wonder what a plausible response would be.

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