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 …

A Time To Keep Silence, And A Time To speak

Stopp and Stopp Tries To Stop Wikipedia As reported by the New York Times: Wolfgang Werlé and Manfred Lauber became infamous for killing a German actor in 1990. Now they are suing to force Wikipedia to forget them. The legal fight pits German privacy law against the American First Amendment. German courts allow the suppression …

The Horovshovian Computer

Mississippi Fred MacDowell discusses a Stalinist claim that the famous Russian Jewish scientist, inventor and scholar Haim Zelig Slonimsky had really been the first to invent the telegraph, or at least a certain method for multiplexing messages over a telegraph line. A brief but fascinating account of another important Jewish inventor appears in a responsum …