Speaking Truth About Those In the World Of Truth

For S.B. Several years ago, we cited a favorite passage of my father from Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky’s אמת ליעקב, asserting that there is no prohibition of לשון הרע on the dead, and even הוצאת שם רע is only forbidden by Rabbinic institution, and not Biblically prohibited: [באמת] לשון הרע אינו אלא על החיים, ועל מתים …

The Voice Of Gladness

For L.O., on becoming S.B. Here are a series of four lectures that I have recorded on four folio of פרק רבי אליעזר דמילה: 132 – Agency and Circumcision 133 – Imitatio Dei 134 – Circumcision Of Red and Green Infants 135 – Preemies And Incubators: Halachic Perspectives Here is a mini-חבורה of mine, the …

Doctors, Medicine and Theology

We recently surveyed a number of classic Jewish perspectives on the issue of the propriety and efficacy of human endeavor in general. In this post, we shall consider a particular subtopic, the utilization of the services of physicians and medicine. The two major poles around which much of the subsequent discussion revolves are the famous …