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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Halakha & Modernity

The Sex Ed Episode – High School Edition- Joy of Text 2:10

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 18, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

After our listener question about cuddling on the wedding night, our guest, Ora Weinbach, talks about her experiencing teaching sexuality at Abraham Joshua Heschel High School. We ask: What does a sex ed curriculum look like? What it’s like to teach sex-ed to a co-ed class?…

Power and Consent- Joy of Text 2:9

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 18, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

In this mini text episode we read a passage from Genesis 6 that sheds light on issues of consensuality in sexual relationships. These sources accompany the ninth episode of the second season of the Joy of Text podcast.   1. Breishit, ch.…

Solar Eclipse: To Bless or Not to Bless

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on August 18, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Inclusion and the Mikveh

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on August 2, 2017

  This is a shiur that Rabbi Linzer gave at the Young Israel of Sharon, MA, on July 26, 2017. Click on the following audio link to listen to the shiur and follow along with the sources below:     (הוֹי כָּל צָמֵא לְכוּ לַמַּיִם (ישעיהו נ”ה:א Ho, every one that thirsts come ye to the waters (Isa.…

Marriage for People with Down Syndrome

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on July 31, 2017

This is a shiur that Rabbi Linzer gave at the Young Israel of Sharon, MA, on July 26, 2017. Click on the following audio link to listen to the shiur and follow along with the sources below:     1. This couple with Down’s syndrome are celebrating 22 years of marriage– Metro UK They were criticized 22 years ago for wanting to get married.…

Why is the Mitzvah of Tzedakkah not in the Torah and Only First Appears in Neviim?

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on July 6, 2017

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The Top Ten Challenges for Modern Orthodoxy as Seen in Tanakh

by Rabbi Asher Lopatin Posted on July 6, 2017

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The Morning Blessings and their Biblical Roots

by Rabbi Menachem Leibtag Posted on July 6, 2017

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Protecting the Canaanite? Sheltering the Moabite? Immigrants and Refugees in Tanakh and Halakha

by Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff Posted on July 5, 2017

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Biblical Prayer: Between Malkizedek and Hannah

by Rabbi David Silber Posted on July 5, 2017

The Wedding Night- Joy of Text 2:8

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on June 5, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

In this episode, recorded LIVE at the JOFA Conference 2017, we ask: Must a bride and groom have intercourse on their wedding night or should they allow themselves a few days of sexual touch first? And does a woman always enter niddah after first intercourse?…

The Childbirth Episode- Joy of Text: 2:3

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on May 23, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

In this episode of The Joy of Text we will discuss the laws of touch during a natural birth, and we will be joined by Gila Block, founder of Yesh Tikvah, to discuss infertility issues in Orthodox communities. We will ask: Can a husband touch his wife while she is in labor?…