Traveling With Small Children

In Which We Shall Consider The Reliability and Authority Of Landlubbing Batei Din On Nautical Matters, With Important Ramifications For the Subject Of Da’as Torah Rebbetzin Tzipporah Heller relates this charming anecdote: Faigy was in seventh heaven. She had seen planes in the sky and heard travel sagas from the kids in her kindergarten who …

Jewish and Islamic Lateral Thinking

Yossi Ginsberg relates the following story: Back in the days that travel was by caravan, people would gather near the city gates to form groups so as to travel together for safety and companionship. Once sufficient numbers required for the safe travel to a particular destination were reached, the group would depart. One day, as …

King Hamlet Revisited

In last week’s Parshah we read about the laws of the Goel Hadam. I recently cited this excerpt from Hamlet, in which the Ghost demands that Hamlet accept the role of Goel Hadam with respect to his murder, to which the latter enthusiastically acquiesces: Ghost List, list, O, list! If thou didst ever thy dear …