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Court Favor: May Judges Employ Compassion?

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman October 15, 2020 U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away several weeks ago. She was a cultural icon on the left, largely because of her stalwart liberalism and feminism…

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Value Judgment: What’s a Life Worth?

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman September 17, 2020   In March, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo justified the state’s COVID-19 shutdown on the grounds that even a single human life is priceless: I want to be able…

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Safe Mode

What may the public demand of the individual in the name of safety? Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman September 3, 2020 Recently, a frum woman made headlines for a confrontation she had with JetBlue flight attendants over…

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Friend of the Court

May judges judge their friends? Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman August 27, 2020 A coalition of nine progressive groups has released a statement calling on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to recuse himself from an upcoming case…

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Whether Vain: The Story of Tu B’Av

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman August 5, 2020   The Mishnah relates: Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel said: There were no days as joyous for the Jewish people as the fifteenth of Av and Yom Kippur, on which…

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