Today is October 23, 2018 / /

The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Halakhic Methodology

Birkat HaMazon and the Oral Torah

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on August 2, 2018

Sefat Emet teaches that those who were to enter the Land of Israel would be the beginning of the Oral Torah – the taking of the Divine word and interpreting it and applying it to the lived reality of their lives. …

May the Humra Di’R. Zeira be Relaxed in Cases of Halakhic Infertility?

Rabbi Aryeh Klapper (Posted on June 18, 2018)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Introduction “Halakhic infertility” occurs when observance of hilkhot niddah results in a woman ovulating only during the days that wife and husband are forbidden to be physically intimate. These situations result from post-biblical stringencies that lengthen the time of prohibition. This article discusses whether a couple may cease observing one such stringency, the humra di’R.…

If Only Michelangelo Had Studied Halakha…

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on November 4, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Tefillin and the History of Biblical Interpretation

by Dr. Shalom Holtz Posted on October 27, 2016

Eye for An Eye: The Interface of Peshat and Halakha

by Rabbi Hayyim Angel Posted on October 21, 2016

The Ox that Gored and the Meaning of Laws in the Bible

by Dr. Shalom Holtz Posted on October 21, 2016

Does the Torah Make You Wise?

by Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff Posted on October 6, 2016

It may seem odd to us that people would ask a rabbi who to marry or vote for, but the Torah, in fact, does have reference to all aspects of our lives and the experts in Torah may well have wisdom and advice to impart in all areas of our lives.…

What is the Basis for Rabbinic Authority?

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on September 26, 2016

What is the basis for Rabbinic authority? Why do we follow the Talmud? Why is the Rabbis’ interpretation of Torah mitzvot binding on us? The Talmud tells us that the answer to some of these questions can be found in our parasha.…

The Discourse of Halakhic Inclusiveness

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on September 5, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Beit Din’s Presence in the Mikveh room for Conversion: A Case Study in Rav Ovadya Yosef’s Citation of Sources

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on September 2, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Review of Equality Lost

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on September 2, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Book Review: Be’einei Elohim Ve’Adam: Biblical Criticism and the Person of Faith

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on August 19, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies