Making A Joyful Noise Unto the Lord

From a recent review by Gil Student of R. Yisroel Miller’s In Search of Torah Wisdom: Questions You Forgot to Ask Your Rebbi: I found R. Miller’s explanation of a Yeshiva prayer service particularly interesting. I cannot recall any book discussing this so frankly. When we pray, we strive for an atmosphere of pleading for […]

A Man’s Word Is His Bond

We have previously discussed the derivation of Halachic and ethical principles from the moral sensibilities of non-Jews and their culture, and particularly the question of whether non-Jewish reprehension of conduct that we consider acceptable means that we must abstain from it to avoid engendering a חילול השם. I recently encountered several additional sources on this […]

Damsels In Distress

SternGrad discusses slipping, losing her balance and almost falling while on a date, her date’s reaction, and her reaction to his (and to his hypothetical one, had she failed to regain her balance): I am a klutz. I have proved to be capable of tripping over my own two feet, bumping into walls, and knocking […]