Category Archives: mathematics

Faulhaber’s Formula Of the Figurate Numbers

For Dr. Pinhas Grossman, recently promoted to Senior Lecturer at the School of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of New South Wales Several years ago, we noted the procedure given by the Tosafos to calculate the triangular numbers. I … Continue reading

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Of Mentors, Metaphor, Memory and Meno

To L.O. and M., on the former’s birth day. There is a famous Jewish tradition that a baby is taught the entire Torah in utero by an angel; its most authoritative source is this passage from the Talmud Bavli – … Continue reading

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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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