Naming G-d In Der Israelit

Mississippi Fred MacDowell recently posted about a fascinating episode recorded in the pages of R. Marcus (Meyer) Lehmann’s newspaper Der Israelit. This is as good an occasion as any to note a prominent appearance of the newspaper and its celebrated author in the Halachic literature; an entire responsum of the great Rav Haim Ozer Grodzinski’s […]

Integrity, Socio-Economic Class and Moral Licensing

From a recent Science article by Elizabeth Norton (h/t: /.): To see whether dishonesty varies with social class, psychologist Paul Piff of the University of California, Berkeley, and colleagues devised a series of tests, working with groups of 100 to 200 Berkeley undergraduates or adults recruited online. Subjects completed a standard gauge of their social […]