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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Machshava/Jewish Thought

Netziv: Forefather of Contemporary Hareidi Ideology

by Rabbi Gil Perl Posted on November 28, 2016

Netziv and Zionism

by Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot Posted on November 28, 2016

Speaking Truth to Power

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on November 23, 2016

Our responsibility to speak truth to power and protect victims of injustice, whether Jew or non-Jew, is a major theme of one of the central stories of parashat VaYeira, the story of Avraham arguing with God to defend Sodom and Amorah.  This scene is powerful not only because Avraham challenges God, but also because Avraham Continue Reading »

Heretical Hermeneutics? The Influence of Azariah De Rossi on Netziv

by Rabbi Gil Perl Posted on November 23, 2016

Explorations in the Political Thought of the Netziv

by Rabbi Francis Nataf Posted on November 23, 2016

Nurturing Mothers and Stern Fathers— Moshe Learns Leadership

by Rabbi Zvi Grumet Posted on November 23, 2016

Netziv on the Desert Experience

by Rabbi Shalom Carmy Posted on November 23, 2016

Shema Yisrael: The Secret Code of the Jewish People (Hebrew)

by Dr. Gabi Cohen Posted on November 23, 2016

Mother’s Milk: A Psychoanalyst Looks at Breastfeeding

by Michelle Friedman, MD Posted on November 8, 2016

To read Mother’s Milk: A Psychoanalyst Looks at Breastfeeding, click here.

Unorthodox Therapy

by Michelle Friedman, MD Posted on November 7, 2016

When a psychotherapist is needed, how important is it that he be religious? Can we trust a non-religious therapist to not impose his own value system on the patient? Isn’t it possible that a therapist who is not intimately involved with the Orthodox lifestyle may misinterpret an Orthodox person’s behavior? Can we be confident that Continue Reading »

Jewish Pastoral Counseling: Recent Books

by Michelle Friedman, MD Posted on November 7, 2016

To read a review by Dr. Michelle Friedman, click here.

“This isn’t what anyone expected….”

by Michelle Friedman, MD Posted on November 7, 2016

Sara, 23, and Raphael, 28 just became parents of a much wanted baby boy.  The  brit was a joyous event but Raphael noticed that his wife was distant and preoccupied throughout the morning. Over the following weeks, Sara, usually a cheerful, easy going and very social young woman, seemed more and more changed. She kept Continue Reading »