Monthly Archives: October 2009

Two Epsteins On the Agunah Problem

I have previously suggested that Abravanel’s declaration that “death with honor is better than a life of shame and ignominy” is grounded in the Iberian culture in which he flourished. Today, however, I saw the attribution of quite a similar … Continue reading

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Wine, Women and Song: Some Remarks On Poetry and Grammar – Part III

Available at the Seforim blog, courtesy of Dan Rabinowitz. [Part I, Part II]

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Sin and Its Consequences

We have seen the Medrashic criticism of Ya’akov’s insensitivity in his harsh response to רחל’s desperate demand for him to provide her with children, and its declaration of the consequences for his descendants. This is quite reminiscent of Ramban’s celebrated, … Continue reading

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