The Ties That Bind

Our previous post discussed a man who had seduced a girl and fathered a child with her, after having promised to marry her, and subsequently abandoned her due to his parents’ objections to the match, on the grounds that the girl was a pauper. The man’s conduct was certainly appalling, and Rav Hoffmann repeatedly refers […]

A Great Evil

Ecclesiastes וְיֹתֵר מֵהֵמָּה, בְּנִי הִזָּהֵר: עֲשׂוֹת סְפָרִים הַרְבֵּה אֵין קֵץ, וְלַהַג הַרְבֵּה יְגִעַת בָּשָׂר.1 Martin Luther The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no measure or limit to this fever for writing; every one must be an author; some out of vanity, to acquire celebrity and raise up a name; others for […]