Monthly Archives: August 2007

Roman Fever

Consider the following scenario: Grace is desperately in love with Delphin, her friend Alida’s fiance. May Grace attempt to woo Delphin to herself and away from Alida? I see at least three potential Halachic problems here: עני המפך בחררה ובא … Continue reading

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King Hamlet Revisited

In last week’s Parshah we read about the laws of the Goel Hadam. I recently cited this excerpt from Hamlet, in which the Ghost demands that Hamlet accept the role of Goel Hadam with respect to his murder, to which … Continue reading

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Gil Student has a recent post titled Torture in the Torah. I shall cite some rulings of the Poskim about the permissibility of torture to extract a confession (in civil cases), prefacing them with some of their Talmudic sources. Children … Continue reading

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