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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Halakha & Modernity

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

by RK Dina NajmanPosted on October 26, 2016

Science and Halakha: Sympathies and Strategies

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on October 26, 2016

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

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on October 21, 2016

Amos: Prophet of Social Justice

by Rabbi Hayyim AngelPosted on October 21, 2016

Eye for An Eye: The Interface of Peshat and Halakha

by Rabbi Hayyim AngelPosted on October 21, 2016

The Ox that Gored and the Meaning of Laws in the Bible

by Dr. Shalom HoltzPosted on October 21, 2016

Women Leading Selichot: A Response to Rabbi Ysoscher Katz

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on October 10, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

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

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on October 9, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Should Torah be a Choice?

by Rabbi Haggai ResnikoffPosted 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 Continue Reading »

Does the Torah Make You Wise?

by Rabbi Haggai ResnikoffPosted 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. This is contingent on Continue Reading »

What is a Halakhic Jewish Identity?

by Rabbi Haggai ResnikoffPosted 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? What does our Shema Continue Reading »

May a Woman Lead Selichot and the Recital of God’s 13 Principles of Mercy? A Response to Rabbi Dov Linzer in Hebrew

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on September 27, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies