• The Shabbos Wedding

    by R. Gil Student I. The Wedding Sometimes in the 1550’s or 1560’s, Rav Moshe Isserles officiated at a wedding on Shabbos. This fascinating episode offers further evidence to a previous discussion in which we demonstrated that husbands do not own their wives. Rav Moshe Isserles, commonly known as th...

  • Adopting a Jewish Girl

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 3 Shevat: Tzitz Eliezer on Adopting a Jewish Girl and on Saying Kiddush By Heart When I was growing up, word on the Jewish street was that we adopted only non-Jewish babies, to avoid the halachic problems that can come with a child of unknown lineage. On 3 Shevat 5722 (1962), T...

  • Books Received

    Heal Us O Lord: A Chaplain’s Interface with Pain by R. Sidney Goldstein (Urim) ...

  • Religious Pioneers

    by R. Gil Student According to Sam Finkel, in his Rebels in the Holy Land, everything you thought you knew about chalutzim, farmer-settlers in the land of Israel, is wrong. The legendary chalutzim were secular East European Jews who came to Israel to create a homeland for the new Jew — proud, strong...

  • Audio Roundup 2018:3

    by Joel Rich In my “other” world, I noted quite a few folks whose first reaction to a problem was to find someone (or thing) to blame it on. I tried to encourage my teammates to first find a fix, there’s always plenty of time later to apportion blame! Please look at the Yosef story ... ...

  • Approach to Kidney Donation

    by R. Daniel Mann Question: Is it a requirement, a proper thing, or an improperly exaggerated act of chesed to donate a kidney to someone with whom the only connection is that you both are Jews? Answer: [People often ask whether our questions are sent in or whether I make them up. Actually, the grea...

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