In Praise Of Folly

Disclaimer: The following incident took place a number of years ago, and my account is at best only roughly accurate: I was observing Rav Nissim Karelitz’s קבלת קהל. A very earnest and pious looking אברך approached Rav Nissim with some sort of pullback motor powered toy car, and asked him if operating it was permitted […]

Ideological Certainty and Its Discontents: In Praise Of Epistemic Humility

In response to a question about the propriety of protesting the singing of שיר המעלות to “the [well-]known tune of the [Israeli] National Anthem”, Rav Avraham Weinfeld responds that while the practice is indeed deplorable, as the Zionists are, at least in certain respects, worse than the Reformers, as the latter at least nominally retain […]