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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: God, Faith, Religiosity & Prayer

Tzelem Elokim and the Mishkan

by Rabbi Menachem Leibtag Posted on October 21, 2016

Can Unethical People Be Holy?

by Rabbi Aryeh Klapper Posted on October 21, 2016

Separation or Engagement: Imitateo Dei and The Nature of Holiness

by Rabbi Dr. David Shatz Posted on October 21, 2016

Postmodern Holiness: The Concept of Kedusha in the Writings of Rav Shagar

by Rabbi Josh Rosenfeld Posted on October 21, 2016

Understanding the Mizmorei Tehilim of Kabbalat Shabbat

by Dovi Nadel Posted on October 21, 2016

Sh’nayim Ohazin: Restoring Kedusha in a World That Seems Abandoned by God

by Rabbi Ysoscher Katz Posted on October 21, 2016

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.…

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? …

Can We Build Bridges Both to the Left and to the Right – Simultaneously?

by Rabbi Asher Lopatin Posted on September 23, 2016

Lessons from my first year at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah “Excuse me for a moment; I need to take this call,” I said to the rabbis I was meeting with at an important convention for Chareidi professionals dealing with practical halachic issues and public policy. …

What’s Wrong with a Corporeal God?

by Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff Posted on September 9, 2016

The idea that plain matter can be imbued with divine essence is a fundamentally dangerous doctrine according to the Torah. It leads to the fallacy that matter, and particularly humans can speak with the divine voice. This is problematic both from a practical and a theological point of view.…

P’sak Halakhah and Women’s Voices

Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on September 5, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Book Review: Be’einei Elohim Ve’Adam: Biblical Criticism and the Person of Faith

Rabbi Ysoscher Katz (Posted on August 19, 2016)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies