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Category: Halakha & Modernity

Divine Sparks: Shabbat, Electricity

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted 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: https://library.yctorah.org/files/2017/03/Shabbat-and-Electricity-Bin-Nun-Cherlow-Linzer.mp3 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., the turning on of incandescent lights, which would be considered a fire since it burns a piece of metal generating heat and light).…

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

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted 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: https://library.yctorah.org/files/2017/02/Between-Ideal-and-Real-Before-Wedding-and-After-Linzer-Lau-Rosenfeld-Rosenbaum.mp3   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?

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on March 6, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Davening Mincha After Lighting Shabbat Candles

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on February 21, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Halakha and Electric Shavers

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on February 8, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Can A Woman Be A Sandak?

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on January 9, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Further on Waiting Times After Eating Parmesan Pizza

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on January 5, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Is Swimming for Pleasure Permitted on Shabbat?

bwestrich (Posted on December 22, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Letakein Olam Be-Malkhut Sha-dai

by Rabbi Chanoch WaxmanPosted on December 9, 2016

How a Baby Is Made

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted 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.…

Meat After Parmesan On Pizza

Amy Pollak (Posted on December 8, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

From the Ramban’s Rainbow to the Theory of Evolution (Hebrew)

by Rabbi Dr. Yoel Bin-NunPosted on December 2, 2016