Improving God's Handiwork, With Scalpel and Ether

Tzofia Hirschfeld reports for Ynet (h/t: Hirhurim): Yes, today’s woman of valor wants grace and beauty, and during the International Plastics and Aesthetics Surgery Conference held in Jerusalem, the halacha’s different approaches towards plastic surgery were discussed, as well as the growing demand for such surgeries amongst the ultra-Orthodox sector. “Man was created in the […]

Women In Ski Pants and Fashionable Yeshivah Students

It is often observed that Yeshivah students in antebellum Europe could be very sharp and stylish dressers. Apparently, not everyone was pleased with this; the always interesting Rav Yehoshua Menahem Ehrenberg relates that he had once challenged the Hafez Haim, during a visit to the latter’s Yeshivah, on seeing that his students were “מגדלי בלורית […]