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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Halakha & Modernity

Public Displays of Affection

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

U’vda D’chol on Shabbat

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Mikveh During Aveilut

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

May a Woman Lead Selichot?

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Harchakot During Aveilut

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

May One Take Down a Sukkah on Chol HaMoed in Anticipation of Hurricane Joaquin?

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on July 26, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Proposed Solutions to the Agunah Crisis

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on July 25, 2016

A. Forcing a Get due to Marital Incompatibility The Gemara says that a wife cannot be compelled to live with her husband if she cannot stand him. Rambam and Tosafot disagree as to what can be done in such a case (sources 1 and 2). The Geonim made an enactment that lasted for over 500 Continue Reading »

What Endangers the World of Torah and The Rabbinate?

by Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot Posted on July 22, 2016

מה מסכן את עולם התורה ואת הרבנות? By Rav Yoel Bin Nun Rav Yoel Bin Nun is the former rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Kibbutz Hadati and a founding faculty member of Michlelet Herzog of Yeshivat Har Etzion, and a faculty member at Yeshivat Har Etzion and other Torah institutions. He is a pioneer of the modern Continue Reading »

Unequal Justice? – Does Halakha Tolerate Unethical Behavior Towards the Other? Part 4: Halakhic Strategies for Minimizing the Distinctions and Darkhei Shalom

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on July 20, 2016

Introduction In Part I of this series we explored areas where the halakha – as articulated in the Talmud – has made distinctions between our obligation to Jews and our obligation to Gentiles.  The following chart is based on a similar chart which appeared at the end of Part I.  It summarizes the distinctions in Continue Reading »

Unequal Justice? – Does Halakha Tolerate Unethical Behavior Towards the Other? Part 3: Acts Against Person

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on July 20, 2016

Key points In our discussion of distinctions in the area of acts against person, pay attention to the following key points as we work through our sources: Biblical terms – are there any limiting words such as achikha, rei’echa or amitcha in the verses dealing with injury and murder? Permitting act or difference in severity Continue Reading »

Unequal Justice? – Does Halakha Tolerate Unethical Behavior Towards the Other? Part 2: Acts Against Property

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on July 20, 2016

Key points In our discussion of distinctions in the area of acts against property, pay attention to the following key points as we work through our sources: Biblical terms – amitcha and rei’echa are the key terms that are used in this area of law.  At a pshat level these probably mean only “another person.” Continue Reading »

Unequal Justice? – Does Halakha Tolerate Unethical Behavior Towards the Other? Part 1: Acts of Financial Aid and Assistance

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on July 14, 2016

Introduction – Three Categories of Distinctions In halakha, many distinctions can be found between the treatment of Jews and Gentiles.  The point here is not in regards to ritual matters, such as marriage, or food, or houses of worship, but in regards to what we would call in a secular context civil and criminal law. Continue Reading »