Monthly Archives: January 2013

Kimhi On Christianity

On the recommendation of my friend Dan Rabinowitz, I recently visited the Library of Congress’s Words Like Sapphires: 100 Years of Hebraica at the Library of Congress, 1912–2012 (after briefly joining this year’s March for Life). One of the most … Continue reading

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Fixing Cleopatra’s Nose

A couple of years ago, we discussed the question of the permissibility of plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes, and we noted R. Chaim Jachter’s characteristically excellent discussion of the topic, in which he notes that both Rav Moshe Feinstein and … Continue reading

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Making A Joyful Noise Unto the Lord

From a recent review by Gil Student of R. Yisroel Miller’s In Search of Torah Wisdom: Questions You Forgot to Ask Your Rebbi: I found R. Miller’s explanation of a Yeshiva prayer service particularly interesting. I cannot recall any book … Continue reading

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