Today is February 28, 2020 / /

The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Halakha & Modernity

Who Teaches Torah to Your Nation Israel

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on April 4, 2017

This is a speech delivered by Rabbi Dov Linzer at the YCT Annual Tribute Dinner in March 2017 Barukh atah Hashem ha’melamed Torah li’amo Yisrael.  Blessed are You God who teaches Torah to your nation, Israel. This second birkhat ha’Torah follows אשר קדשנו במצותיו וצונו לעסוק בדברי תורה, the mitzvah-blessing for Torah study.…

Eating the Placenta: A Halakhic Option?

Divine Sparks: Shabbat, Electricity

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on March 8, 2017

This is a source sheet to accompany the panel that took place in Jerusalem on January 5, 2017 titled, “Divine Sparks: Shabbat, Electricity” To listen to the audio from the panel, click on the following audio link: Below is a summary of the main ways in which poskim have tried to put the use of electricity, when it does not involve any other melakha (e.g.,…

Between the Ideal and the Real – Before and After the Wedding

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on March 8, 2017

This is a source sheet to accompany the panel that took place in Jerusalem on January 4, 2017 titled, “Between the Ideal and the Real: Challenges in Halacha and Sexuality Before and  After the Wedding.”   To listen to the audio from the panel, click on the following audio link:   It is Torah, and Learn it We Must Babylonian Talmud, Berakhot 62a: רב כהנא על, גנא תותיה פורייה דרב.…

May a Woman Recite Birkat Eirusin?

Davening Mincha After Lighting Shabbat Candles

Halakha and Electric Shavers

Can A Woman Be A Sandak?

Further on Waiting Times After Eating Parmesan Pizza

Is Swimming for Pleasure Permitted on Shabbat?

Letakein Olam Be-Malkhut Sha-dai

by Rabbi Chanoch Waxman
Posted on December 9, 2016

How a Baby Is Made

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on December 8, 2016

SOURCE SHEET

How is a Baby Made?  More specifically, what determines the future characteristics of the child?  One answer emerges from the story of Yaakov’s breeding of the sheep, an answer that seems to be endorsed by the Talmud: a child’s character is shaped by what the mother and father were thinking and doing at the time of conception.…