Monthly Archives: July 2012

Days That Live In Infamy

Rav Shabsi b. Meir Ha’Cohen (the Shach), in the course of justifying the choice of the Twentieth of Sivan for the commemoration of the massacres of the Khmelnytsky Uprising, claims that the date can never fall on Shabbas: על כן … Continue reading

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Free and Fair Elections

For C.S., who simply cannot contemplate any Hoshen Mishpat until Thursday evening. Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein considers the legitimacy of the corruption-tainted election of members to a local governing body: ועד שכונה או ועד בית שנתמנו על ידי שוחד שאלה מועצת … Continue reading

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Judges and Grudges

The petition of Zelafhad’s daughters to Moshe emphasized that their father “was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the Lord in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin”: א וַתִּקְרַבְנָה בְּנוֹת צְלָפְחָד, … Continue reading

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