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In Memory of Professor Moshe Greenberg by Nathaniel Helfgot

May 30, 2010 by  
Filed under New Posts, Tanach

As a committed student of Tanakh as well as chair of the Tanakh and Jewish Thought Departments at YCT Rabbinical School,  I would be remiss if I did not take note of the death last week of one of the leading Jewish scholars of Bible, as well as a wonderful human being, Prof. Moshe Greenberg [...]

Halacha and Autonomous Religiosity: What’s the Problem? by Gidon Rothstein

May 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Halakha, New Posts, Philosophy

I first heard of Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo over twenty years ago, when I was a semicha student and he was already a well-known teacher of Torah in Yerushalayim.  I mention that because as I come to comment on his recent cri de coeur– “The Future and the Spirit of Halacha: Unconventional Thoughts in Relation [...]

Partnership Minyanim by Aryeh A. Frimer and Dov I. Frimer

May 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Halakha, New Posts, Prayer

Below is the edited text of a teleconferenced lecture delivered by Rabbis Aryeh and Dov Frimer to participants at the 51st Annual Convention of the Rabbinical Council of America on April 27, 2010. These comments are based on a very lengthy and heavily documented article which will be completed shortly; with a few exceptions, only [...]

From Our Archives: The Book of Ruth

In honor of Shavuot: Megillat Ruth:  A Unique Story of Torat Hesed by Yossi Prager (35:4, 2001) A (Critical) Review of Artscroll’s edition of Megillas Ruth by Isaac Boaz Gottlieb (21:1, Spring 1983) Chag Sameach! Shlomo Brody

Rabbi Nachum Rabinovitch’s New Responsa: Worth More Than a Casual Look

May 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Halakha, New Posts

The first months I had my Bar-Ilan CD-Rom, almost fifteen years ago by now, I got lost many times, overwhelmed by the multitude of sources the disc contained.  It was not until I learned to play favorites, particularly with Midrashim and Responsa, that I could make any forward progress. Even then, I was repeatedly introduced [...]

The Anger of Scholars: Avot Chapter 5 by Aryeh Klapper

May 9, 2010 by  
Filed under New Posts, Talmud

משנה מסכת אבות פרק ה:י-טו ארבע מדות באדם: האומר שלי שלי ושלך שלך –                         זו מדה בינונית; ויש אומרים זו מדת סדום; שלי שלך ושלך שלי –                                  עם הארץ; שלי שלך ושלך שלך –                                 חסיד; שלי שלי ושלך שלי –                                   רשע:  ארבע מדות בדעות: נוח לכעוס ונוח לרצות –                              יצא [...]