Author Archives: Mayer Twersky

Rav Mayer Twersky is a rosh yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) of Yeshiva University where he holds the Leib Merkin Distinguished Professorial Chair in Talmud and Jewish Philosophy.

Masorah and the Role of the Jewish Woman

by R. Mayer Twersky This essay was originally published on and is republished here with permission  -ed I In this study we seek be”H not originality, rather renewed understanding and appreciation of ancient, eternal truths. This study draws heavily from, and is framed by, Rav Soloveitchik’s (the Rov’s) Torah. II וזכרתי את בריתי יעקב ואף את בריתי יצחק ואף את בריתי אברהם אזכר ...

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May Orthodox Rabbis Permit Women to Don Tefillin?

May Orthodox Rabbis Permit Women to Don Tefillin? [1]Rav Schachter shlit”a has authoritatively dealt with this question in his recent responsum. This essay, disseminated with his approbation, merely seeks to expound and expand upon some of the … Continue reading by Rav Mayer Twersky (republished with permission from TorahWeb)   I. The Ruling of the Ramo and Modern Reaction ואם הנשים ...

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