According to the Torah Temimah...
Why does a opinion in the Talmud say the last verses in Devarim were not written by Moses? Was it the easiest solution to a very obvious problem?
He told me that according to a Muslim poet, children do not truly belong to their parents. Instead, parents are the vessel through which children flow into the world.
In short, he says the whole thing was a prophetic vision, a dream. There was no physical battle.
The gist of Rabbi Shafran’s argument was that Rabbi Sacks was criticizing a legitimate form of orthodox Judaism and was doing so from a place of ignorance.
There is standing prohibition in Jewish law against sharing anything revealed in private conversation.
Orthodox Jews are free to teach Leviticus and we are free to deny any religious rights and privileges to anyone we so choose.
Many great Jewish thinkers have described Jewish prayer as a form of meditation.
The world lost a great man last week.
Rambam would also allow charity from a mumar as long as the person maintains basic belief in God and Judaism.
For some, guilt by association is actual guilt. For these people, who you know and with whom you associate determine your credibility.
The article argues that while naturally aligned with their fellow orthodox Jews, women from the modern orthodox community in Israel are finding themselves aligned with secular feminists.
Ruth Colian is running as a Haredi woman for political office.
Human nature is such that hearing something over and over again for forty years will inevitably have an impact on the person.
Basically, the real problem is bad parenting. He calls it parental selfishness.
What data was the ASA using to justify its boycott?
This kid gets a medal for coming forward.
People were literally saying that a chasid cannot write so well. It’s impossible they claimed.
It is unfair to judge a 52 year old man with the glasses of a person who lives in a different world.
Women learning Torah is becoming increasingly permissive, but women wearing tefillin is becoming increasingly stringent.
People act not because they think it’s right; they do what they do because it’s what they want to do
The revelation continues as the world progressed and however the Torah was emended or edited after Sinai was part of revelation.
Ethical and moral laws in the Torah depend on the context. Kindness and virtue largely depend on the subjective expectations of one’s friends and community.
Certain books are excised from the subscription, in order to reinforce an imaginary history where nothing was inconsistent with Haredi Judaism.
The Talmud is making a general statement for which there are more exceptions that situations where the rule applies.
Historians currently assume the Bible was written between 720 BCE and 587 BCE, between the destruction of the Northern Kingdom and the destruction of Jerusalem.
A rabbi who writes controversial things becomes international news.
Organic dating has its own set of problems that the shidduch system can help avoid.
In order to truly appreciate Torah, one must be a master over one’s spirit as well.
Trying to explain Holocaust deaths as tikkun and a way of cleansing a soul is offensive.