This Land Was Made For You and Me

R. Dr. Asher Meir writes: The Torah emphasizes in many places a positive, welcoming approach to the stranger or immigrant. Indeed, this attitude is described as one of the foremost lessons of our exile in Egypt. For instance, it is forbidden to take advantage of the alien’s vulnerability: And don’t oppress the stranger nor pressure […]

Public Displays of Affection, Part II

We recently mentioned R. Dov Fischer’s assertion that: A married man is not even supposed to put his arm around his wife in public because that signals to others that she now is at the time of month that is after mikveh but before the next cycle. We took issue then with R. Fischer’s assumption […]

If You Give A Chicken A Glass of Milk

R. Natan Slifkin writes: Halacha says, don’t eat chicken and milk, as a safeguard against eating meat and milk. Judaism requires that we proactively create safeguards to better ensure that we don’t make terrible mistakes. “Gavriel M” comments: Halacha says, don’t eat chicken and milk, as a safeguard against eating meat and milk. There’s not […]