No Jew Can Serve Two Masters

Here’s an essay I recently published (as a contribution to a collection of commentary on the Haggadah by various contributors) on the halachic anti-slavery principle of עבדי הם, ולא עבדים לעבדים: [docxpresso file=”http://bdld.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/avadim-hayinu.odt” comments=true] [We have previously discussed the views of Rabbeinu Eliyahu and Rabbeinu Tam here, here, here and here.] And here’s a very […]

The Songs of the Prophetesses and Risky Circumcisions

I currently deliver a weekly lecture (usually two versions thereof) on topics related to the coming week’s Torah reading, and write a short weekly column on halachic topics related to the same (the latter is usually a condensed, written version of the former). I intend to begin posting these regularly here. For פסח, my weekly […]