Neither A Borrower Nor A Lender Nor A Cosigner Be

Megan McArdle argues that cosigning a loan is a really bad idea: Why You Should Never, Ever Cosign a Loan for Anyone I mentioned in my last post that cosigning loans is risky. How risky? According to the FTC, depending on the type of the loan, as many as three out of four primary borrowers […]

Rights and Responsibilities

Over Shavuos, I read Rebbetzin Feige Twerski’s explanation of the misguidededness of the modern feminist push for religious egalitarianism, in which she asserts a fundamental distinction between the Torah’s value system and that of modern American society: The Equality Debate Professor Elaine Viders from Touro Law School posits that the fact that the underpinning of […]

ללמוד וללמד, לשמור ולעשות: נשים מברכות ברכת התורה מפני שיש להן ללמוד מצות הנוהגות בהן

The introduction to this series broached the question of whether the obligation of women to study the area of Halachah that is relevant to them is included in the מצות תלמוד תורה; this post presents the basic, standard literature on the topic implying the affirmative. The discussion begins with a letter of Maharil to his […]