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Halachos of Daily Living

  • March 19, 2019

Are women obligated to recite one hundred brachos daily? Many poskim write that women are exempt from this mitzvah. As evidence, the Shevet HaLevi (5:23) points out that the Rishonim who list the hundred brachos recited each day include the brachos that are recited on Tallis and Tefillin. Since women do not…

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‘Order in the Court!’: Is There?

  • January 28, 2019

Rabbi Dovid Englander The Din Torah process in contemporary times It is not uncommon for people to question the beis din’s procedures, action, and motives, especially when they are first exposed to a beis din as a party to a…

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Creating Forbidden Images

  • January 18, 2019

Adapted from a shiur by Rav Moshe Zev Granek on Parshas Beshalach (לא תעשון אתי אלהי כסף ואלהי זהב לא תעשו לכם (שמות כ:כ The Gemara (Rosh Hashana 24, Avoda Zara 43) explains that this pasuk is the source for…

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Labor Party: The Year-End Challenges of a Jew in Office

  • December 25, 2018

Adapted from a shiur by Rav Yosef Greenwald Professional party politics, properly played. Thanksgiving opens the American “holiday season,” which culminates in New Year’s Day. For a Jew working in a non-Jewish office, this period often features events and practices…

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