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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Halakha & Modernity

Review of Equality Lost

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

Dogma and Jewish Status

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on August 30, 2016

A.    Becoming A Jew Notice that the process focuses entirely on acceptance of mitzvot and not of ikrei emunah.  While certain beliefs are assumed – i.e., the existence of an olam habah – the purpose of the process is to ensure that the ger accepts not only the obligation of the mitzvot but the yoke of the mitzvot – the full gravity of the obligation. …

The Status of a Non-Believer Regarding Wine and Other Matters: Part 5 -Different Types of Heresy and Applications for Today

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 28, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

The Status of a Non-Believer Regarding Wine and Other Matters: Part 4 – Status of One Who Does Not Believe, Understanding Rambam

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 28, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

The Status of a Non-Believer Regarding Wine and Other Matters: Part 3 – Status of One Who Does Not Believe, in Gemara and Rambam

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 28, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

The Status of a Non-Believer Regarding Wine and Other Matters: Part 2 – Status of a Shabbat Violator, Historical Development and Conclusion

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 28, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

The Status of a Non-Believer Regarding Wine and Other Matters: Part 1 – Status of a Shabbos Violator in Rishonim and Poskim

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 28, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

The Pornography Episode- Joy of Text 1:6

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 24, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

In this episode: Can pornography have a place in an observant Jewish life? Plus, a principal talks about his school’s approach to sex ed, and a question about revealing one’s past sexual history. These sources accompany the sixth episode of the Joy of Text podcast.…

What in the World is a Virgin?- Joy of Text 1:4

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 23, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Our hosts talk about the meaning of “virginity” in medicine and Jewish law. Then they talk with Dr. Joel Hecker about sexuality and Jewish mysticism. In the Q&A: What happens when the rules about physical intimacy clash with a mother’s postpartum depression?…

Male Masturbation & How to Stop Shul Sexual Abuse Before It Starts- Joy of Text 1:9

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 22, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

These sources accompany the ninth episode of the Joy of Text podcast. In this episode: Male Masturbation Yichud for Gay Men and Women   Male Masturbation Sources and Reasons The most often cited source for the prohibition (or condemnation) of masturbation is the story of Er and Onan (hence the word “onanism”).…

Steipler on Sex: What Sex and Matzah have in common- Joy of Text 1:14

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 22, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

What is the real obligation of sex between a husband and wife? These sources accompany the (mini) fourteenth episode of the Joy of Text podcast.   Steipler on Sex: What Sex and Matzah have in common A Letter from the Steipler (Rav Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky 1899-1985)  |    מכתב מהסטייפלר Translated by Rabbi Dov Linzer ב.…

They Become One Flesh: Joy of Text 1:12

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 22, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

These sources accompany the (mini) twelfth episode of the Joy of Text podcast.   They Become One Flesh 1. Breishit 2:24    |    בראשית ב’:כ”ד עַל כֵּן יַעֲזָב אִישׁ אֶת אָבִיו וְאֶת אִמּוֹ וְדָבַק בְּאִשְׁתּוֹ וְהָיוּ לְבָשָׂר אֶחָד: Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall be one flesh.…