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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Halakha & Modernity

Kiddushin: Ownership or Partnership? Part 2: The Act of Marriage – Mohar and other Marriage-Monies

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on July 31, 2016

Part I – In the Torah Section B – The Act of Marriage – Mohar and other Marriage-Monies   We now turn to look at not the state of marriage, but the act of effectuating marriage.  What act made an unmarried woman into an arusa, a betrothed woman?   …

Kiddushin: Ownership or Partnership? Part 1: Torah Laws

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on July 31, 2016

Our concept of marriage is one of a mutually entered partnership between husband and wife.  But is this the Torah’s and halakha’s understanding of the institution?  In this lecture, we will look at how the legal/halakhic institution of marriage is conceptualized in the Torah and how that has evolved through Rabbinic times until today.  …

Breastfeeding and Showing Affection in Shul

The Parameters of Rabbinic Participation in Conversions

Partnership Minyanim: A Preliminary Response to R. Hershel Schachter

Yichud in a Shul

Snow for Tvillat Keilim

Snow on Shabbat

Roast Marinated in Wine

Public Displays of Affection

U’vda D’chol on Shabbat

Mikveh During Aveilut