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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Machshava/Jewish Thought

Rav Kook’s Critique of the Mussar Movement

by Rabbi Yitzchak Blau Posted on November 2, 2016

Killing Killers: Is the Death Penalty Good for the Jews?

by Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff Posted on November 2, 2016

  There is significant tension in the Torah literature regarding the death penalty. On one hand, the written Torah clearly supports the use of the death penalty although it is not so clear why. On the other hand, the Rabbis seem to be uncomfortable with it, apparently out of concerns for judicial error and perhaps also because of their discomfort with direct retaliation.…

Rav Yaakov Emden’s Attitude Towards Haskalah and Towards “The Haskalah”

by Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot Posted on November 1, 2016

The Will and the Way: Schopenhauer’s Challenge

by Rabbi David Chamudot Posted on October 27, 2016

Sibling Rivalry: Moshe and Aaron, Competing Approaches To Theodicy

by Rabbi Ysoscher Katz Posted on October 27, 2016

Can Our Tefilot Change God’s Mind: Davening and Divine Providence

by Rabbi Jeffrey S. Fox Posted on October 27, 2016

Should Believers Eschew Theodicies?

by Rabbi Dr. David Shatz Posted on October 27, 2016

Rav Lichtenstein’s Methodology of Reading Tanakh

by Rabbi Yaakov Beasley Posted on October 27, 2016

On Rav Lichtenstein’s Sources of Faith

by Dr. Aaron Segal Posted on October 27, 2016

Talmid Muvhak: The Impact of R. Joseph B. Soloveitchik on R. Lichtenstein’s Thought

by Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot Posted on October 27, 2016

Rav Lichtenstein’s Approach to General Studies

by Rabbi Shalom Carmy Posted on October 27, 2016

The Art of Ambiguity: Rav Lichtenstein on Halakhah and Ethics

by Dr. Eugene Korn Posted on October 27, 2016