Is Beauty Truth? From Grecian Urns To Grecian Citrons

A couple of years ago, we discussed a responsum of Rav Avraham Borenstein, addressed to his father, regarding Corfian citrons. The אבני נזר has several responsa on this issue, including another one addressed to his father, in which he asserts that even if there are grounds to allow the use of the Corfian citron (based […]

Justice Denied Revisited

Around this time last year, we discussed the controversy over the theological correctness of the phrase “ולוקח נפשות במשפט” added to ברכת המזון in a house of mourning, in light of the Biblical phrase “וְיֵשׁ נִסְפֶּה בְּלֹא מִשְׁפָּט” and the Talmudic assertion that “יש מיתה בלא חטא”. I have long had a vague sense of […]