Are All His Ways Judgment?

The 5 Towns Jewish Times reported a question recently posed to Rav Chaim Kanievsky regarding whether Jews in Miami should obey evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Irma, followed by his characteristically terse and rather oracular answer: BREAKING VIDEO: Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Tells Miami Residents To Leave Their Homes! ‘Sakanah!’ Hurricane Irma’s size and strength […]

Caveat Nubere

At the end of the previous post, we broached the question of whether a spouse’s failure to disclose his or her status as a convert or recent descendant of one to the other spouse prior to marriage would be grounds for a claim of מקח טעות. This question is raised by Rafi G. (Life in […]

Excessive Public Displays Of Modesty

Gail Sullivan, for The Washington Post: Ultra-Orthodox Jews delay El Al flight, refusing to sit near women One passenger described the trip as “an 11-hour long nightmare.” El Al passengers heading to Israel to celebrate the Jewish new year were delayed leaving New York on the eve of Rosh Hashanah when ultra-Orthodox passengers refused to […]