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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Halakha & Modernity

Davening Mincha After Lighting Shabbat Candles

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on February 21, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Halakha and Electric Shavers

Amy Pollak (Posted on February 8, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Can A Woman Be A Sandak?

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on January 9, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Further on Waiting Times After Eating Parmesan Pizza

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on January 5, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Is Swimming for Pleasure Permitted on Shabbat?

bwestrich (Posted on December 22, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

How a Baby Is Made

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
(Posted on December 8, 2016)

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How is a Baby Made?  More specifically, what determines the future characteristics of the child?  One answer emerges from the story of Yaakov’s breeding of the sheep, an answer that seems to be endorsed by the Talmud: a child’s character is shaped by what the mother and father were thinking and doing at the time Continue Reading »

Meat After Parmesan On Pizza

Amy Pollak (Posted on December 8, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Composting Within An Eruv

Amy Pollak (Posted on November 23, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Observant Married Jewish Women and Sexual Life: An Empirical Study

by Michelle Friedman, MD
(Posted on November 7, 2016)

Observant Married Jewish Women and Sexual Life: An Empirical Study Michelle Friedman, Ellen Labinsky, Talli Y. Rosenbaum, James Schmeidler, and Rachel Yehuda   I. INTRODUCTION Taharat haMishpahah, literally, “family purity,” refers to the series of rabbinic laws and customs governing sexual behavior between husbands and wives. The laws of taharat haMishpahah need to be understood Continue Reading »

Joy of Text: Season 2 Episode 1

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
(Posted on November 7, 2016)

These sources accompany the first episode of the second season of the Joy of Text podcast.   Sex Signals – The Wife Initiating Sex   1. Babylonian Talmud, Yevamot 62b אמר ריב”ל: כל היודע באשתו שהיא יראת שמים ואינו פוקדה – נקרא חוטא, שנאמר: וידעת כי שלום אהלך וגו’. ואמר ריב”ל: חייב אדם לפקוד את אשתו Continue Reading »

If Only Michelangelo Had Studied Halakha…

Amy Pollak (Posted on November 4, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Women Leading Selichot: A Response to Rabbi Ysoscher Katz

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on October 10, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

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