More Jewish Than the Sages

Employers and Employees From the selihah אמץ יוסיף, which my congregation recited on day five of the Ten Days of Repentance, and which is apparently recited on Minha of the Day of Atonement in the German rite: פועל עם בעל הבית עושה ובאמונה הוא נוהג בו. צופה לתן שברו מה שבחו ומה טובו. קלקל ונתעצל […]

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 attacks against the World Trade Center, in which he wholeheartedly endorses the reliance upon D.N.A. […]