Monthly Archives: January 2014

From Forensics To Philosophy

In preparation for a lecture I recently gave on halachic perspectives toward the determination of identity and paternity via forensic tissue examination, I reviewed Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg’s famous treatment of several agunah cases resulting from the Sep. 11 terrorist … Continue reading

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If They Are Not Prophets, They Are the Sons Of Prophets

daughtersintheparsha writes: I’ll Assume They are Ignorant…. though if you are old enough to get married, and old enough to propose, learn some Halachos. Maybe I’m wrong, in which case, I am humbled. … But this newest thing I noticed … Continue reading

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Of Anno Domini and Ad Hominem

From yesterday’s parshah: הַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה לָכֶם, רֹאשׁ חֳדָשִׁים: רִאשׁוֹן הוּא לָכֶם, לְחָדְשֵׁי הַשָּׁנָה.1 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. Ramban famously ascribes normative force to … Continue reading

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