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Boldly Going Where No Man Has Gone Before

My weekly halachah column for parashas Hukas: “And Hashem said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, … Continue reading

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The Or Sameah’s Ouroboros

Our previous post cited Rav Ya’akov Emden’s barb that “it seemed to us, in our tranquility in the Diaspora, that we have already found an alternate ארץ ישראל and ירושלים …”. This foreshadows a famous passage of Rav Meir Simha … Continue reading

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Divine Justice

Our previous post cited the justification of Rav Yissachar Ber Eilenberg for Devorah’s singing in the presence of men, something normally forbidden: ואל תשיבני מדכתיב ותשר דבורה וברק בן אבינועם וגו’ כמו שנשאלתי מן אשה משכלת. כי יש לומר על … Continue reading

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