The Heart’s Pen

Our previous post discussed the question of whether a telephone conversation fulfills the mitzvah of ביקור חולים. Yesterday, while looking for something else entirely, I serendipitously encountered yet another important discussion of the question, by Rav Yosef Eliyahu Henkin, in which he follows the basic consensus of most poskim (with the exception of R. Asher …

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 …