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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Sefer Shemot

Saying Kaddish for a non-Jewish Parent

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on January 25, 2018

May a Jew by choice sit shivah and say kaddish for their non-Jewish parent? To answer this question we must address two issues: (1) What is halakhah’s view of the parent-child relationship in these cases? The gemara states, “A person who converts is like a newborn infant,” (Yevamot 22a).…

Praying with a Cross in the Room

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on January 18, 2018

A person is a patient at Holy Cross Hospital and there is a crucifix on the wall of each room.  Can she make brakhot and daven there? A family wishes to have a bar mitzvah in the large, all-purpose hall of Catholic university, where there is a small cross affixed at the top of the east-facing wall, 20 feet off the ground.…

May a Woman Be a Mohelet?

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on January 4, 2018

May a woman be a mohelet? Although women are not circumcised, they are members of the covenant that the Jewish people, have with God: “You stand this day all of you before the Lord your God.. all the men of Israel, your little ones, your wives, and the stranger that is in your camp… that you enter into covenant with the Lord your God…” (Deut.…

Why Did Moshe Send Yitro Away?

by Rabbi Aryeh Klapper
Posted on July 6, 2017

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The Double Plague of Blood (Hebrew)

by Dr. Yonatan Grossman
Posted on July 6, 2017

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In the Merit of the Jewish Overseers The Jewish People Were Redeemed: Exodus 5 (Hebrew)

by Dr. Yonatan Grossman
Posted on July 5, 2017

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Structure and Context in Parashat Mishpatim

by Adina Luber
Posted on December 9, 2016

Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My!; Makat Arov in Hazal

by Dr. Leeor Gottlieb
Posted on December 7, 2016

Understanding the Enigmatic “Hatan Damim” Episode of Ch. 4

by Rivka Kahan
Posted on December 7, 2016

“The Four Children” of the Haggadah in Shemot and Devarim

by Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom
Posted on November 30, 2016

Exile and Leadership in the Lives of Jacob and Moses

by Rabbi Francis Nataf
Posted on November 30, 2016

The Mishkan and Gan Eden

by Dr. Ruth Walfish
Posted on November 30, 2016