Our Perfect Torah Vs. Their Worthless Chatter

Our previous post cited an excerpt of an interview with R. J. David Bleich; the immediate continuation of the interview is also interesting: You’ve written much on the intersection between halacha and American law. What would you say are some of the major general differences between these two systems of law? There’s nothing general. There […]

Sense and Sensibility

Rav Aharon Levin (the Reisher Rav) asserts the need to follow the head over the heart in the spheres of civil and criminal jurisprudence: ועשית הישר והטוב בעיני ד’ למען ייטב לך ובאת וירשת את הארץ הטובה אשר נשבע ד’ לאבותיך. כבר כתבתי למעלה בפרשת וירא מאמר פ”ג, ששנים המה הכחות המשפיעים על הילוך מעשה […]

Tortfeasance While Under the Influence

From a study titled Alcohol and Sexual Assault, in the journal Alcohol Research & Health (h/t: babe): [H]eavy drinkers may routinely use intoxication as an excuse for engaging in socially unacceptable behavior, including sexual assault … In fact, some men may purposely get drunk when they want to act sexually aggressive, knowing that intoxication will […]