Monthly Archives: April 2011

Looking Unto the Rock Whence We Are Hewn and To the Hole Of the Pit Whence We Are Digged

From a recent post to the Seforim blog by Prof. Marc Shapiro: However, as far as I know, no one prior to Hirschensohn claimed that prophets could make errors in basic theological points. Yet Hirschensohn’s argument is very strong, for … Continue reading

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Angels and Demons, Crime and Punishment

For my father, whose mention of this bit of Abravanel is always a favorite part of our Seder tradition. Angels and Demons Artscroll’s הגדה זבח פסח – Abarbanel Haggadah was lying on a table in my Shul, so I picked … Continue reading

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Red Tape

A number of major nineteenth century European Aharonim discuss the validity of a transaction for the sale of Hamez which is not recognized by the secular government;1 a similar, and potentially even more serious, albeit less discussed, problem exists with … Continue reading

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