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Category: Torah

Playing God: The Theology of Genetic Engineering

by Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff Posted on May 12, 2017

  How do the Torah and rabbinic sources view the idea of genetic engineering, specifically as it relates to plants? The following sources are meant to prompt a discussion regarding this question. 1. VaYikra 19:19 אֶֽת־חֻקֹּתַי֮ תִּשְׁמֹרוּ֒ בְּהֶמְתְּךָ֙ לֹא־תַרְבִּ֣יעַ כִּלְאַ֔יִם שָׂדְךָ֖ לֹא־תִזְרַ֣ע כִּלְאָ֑יִם וּבֶ֤גֶד כִּלְאַ֙יִם֙ שַֽׁעַטְנֵ֔ז לֹ֥א יַעֲלֶ֖ה עָלֶֽיךָ׃ You shall observe My laws. You Continue Reading »

What’s So Bad About Chametz?

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on April 13, 2017

What is so bad about chametz?   On Pesach, not only may we not eat it, we may not derive any benefit from it, and we may not even own it.   And before Pesach we must search it out and destroy it.  What is this all about? A classic approach is to see chametz as representing Continue Reading »

A Bad Title For the Most Important Book of the Second Temple Period

by Rabbi Menachem Leibtag Posted on December 9, 2016

The Structure and Message of the Book of Malakhi

by Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot Posted on December 9, 2016

The Episode of Naval ha-Carmeili and Avigayil as the Turning Point in the David/Saul Narrative

by Rabbi Zvi Grumet Posted on December 9, 2016

The Law of the Slanderer

by Dr. Aaron Koller Posted on December 9, 2016

The Runaway Murderer

by Rabbi Nachman Levine Posted on December 9, 2016

Structure and Order in Parashat Kedoshim (Hebrew)

by Rabbi Dr. Yoel Bin-Nun Posted on December 9, 2016

The Lost Legend of Moshe’s Children

by Dr. Leeor Gottlieb Posted on December 9, 2016

Zephaniah’s Use of the Genesis Narrative

by Rabbi Hayyim Angel Posted on December 9, 2016

The Sins of Saul

by Rivka Kahan Posted on December 9, 2016

Murder, Mystery and Ethics: The Eglah Arufa Portion

by Adina Luber Posted on December 9, 2016