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 interesting items on display was a first edition ([Bologna?] 1477) of Rav David Kimhi (Radak’s) […]

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 Rav Ya’akov Breish discuss very similar sounding cases of a young woman who wished to […]

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 discussing this so frankly. When we pray, we strive for an atmosphere of pleading for […]