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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Halakha & Modernity

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

Electricity and Shabbat: An Exploration Into the Nature of Kedushat Shabbat

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on October 21, 2016

Amos: Prophet of Social Justice

by Rabbi Hayyuim Angel
Posted on October 21, 2016

Eye for An Eye: The Interface of Peshat and Halakha

by Rabbi Hayyuim 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

Women Leading Selichot: A Response to Rabbi Ysoscher Katz

May a Woman Lead Selichot and the Recital of God’s Thirteen Attributes of Mercy? (English)

Should Torah be a Choice?

by Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff
Posted on October 7, 2016

Although voluntary buy-in is a more motivational incentive than extrinsic reward and certainly more than threat of punishment, there may still be good reason to insist that Jewish education and general keeping of mitzvot be mandatory and not a choice. Declaring something as mandatory emphasizes its importance, and, despite emotional objections, it can help ingrain habits (especially in children) so that any alternative would be unthinkable.…

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 a Halakhic Jewish Identity?

by Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff
Posted on October 6, 2016

Apart from the “Shema Yisra’el” with which we are so familiar, Parshat Va’etchanan has three other instances where we see similar instructions for Israel to listen. What do the Other Shema Yisraels have that our Shema doesn’t. Considering their emphasis, wouldn’t it be better to recite them twice daily rather than our Shema? …