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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Halakha & Modernity

“Climbing Up the Pomegranate Tree”: Using Talmudic Stories to Navigate Sexual Ethics

by Rabbi Mishael Zion
Posted on November 28, 2016

Composting Within An Eruv

Observant Married Jewish Women and Sexual Life: An Empirical Study

by Dr. Michelle Friedman, MD
Posted on November 7, 2016

Observant Married Jewish Women and Sexual Life: An Empirical Study Michelle Friedman, Ellen Labinsky, Talli Y. Rosenbaum, James Schmeidler, and Rachel Yehuda   I. INTRODUCTION Taharat haMishpahah, literally, “family purity,” refers to the series of rabbinic laws and customs governing sexual behavior between husbands and wives.…

If Only Michelangelo Had Studied Halakha…

Rav Shimon Shkop and Rav Yisrael Gusteman on Human Norms in Halakha

by Rabbi Dr. Yaakov Elman
Posted on November 1, 2016

The Strange Fate of Astrology in Jewish Thought and Law

by Rabbi Dr. David Shatz
Posted on October 27, 2016

Tefillin and the History of Biblical Interpretation

by Dr. Shalom Holtz
Posted on October 27, 2016

Folk Science and Folk Theology

by Dr. Samuel Lebens
Posted on October 26, 2016

Getting to the Heart of the Brain Death Debate

by Dr. Daniel Reifman
Posted on October 26, 2016

Science and Religious Consciousness

by Rabbi Dr. David Shatz
Posted on October 26, 2016

The Genesis of Life: Stem Cell Research, Cloning and the Jewish Tradition

by RK Dina Najman
Posted on October 26, 2016

Science and Halakha: Sympathies and Strategies

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on October 26, 2016