Of Things That Never Were and Never Will Be

My lecture (available at the Internet Archive) and weekly column for these past פרשיות תזריע ומצורע discussed the Talmudic principles of מאי דהוה הוה and דרוש וקבל זכר, and the practical applicability of the laws of נגעי בתים in particular: Parashiyos Tazria and Metzora contain the detailed laws of several forms of tzaraas (commonly, but […]

Some Literary, Scholarly & Halachic Perspectives on Medieval Ashkenazi Attitudes Toward Martyrdom

Available at the Tradition Seforim Blog, courtesy of Dan Rabinowitz. Update: Now at the independent Seforim Blog.