Monthly Archives: September 2008

Repackaged Rulings

Available at the Tradition Seforim Blog, courtesy of Dan Rabinowitz.

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Philosophy, Public Policy and Family Planning

There was a recent discussion on the Orthonomics blog about financial pressures necessitating family planning to hold down family sizes. Fitzgerald famously said “the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind … Continue reading

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The Better Part Of Valor

We recently discussed the motivation behind Shimon and Levi’s annihilation of Shechem. The Torah tell us that Ya’akov objected, considering it reckless. Radak explains that the root of their disagreement was psychological: ויעקב היה מפחד כמנהגו, ובניו היו אנשי לב … Continue reading

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