In Praise Of Folly

Disclaimer: The following incident took place a number of years ago, and my account is at best only roughly accurate: I was observing Rav Nissim Karelitz’s קבלת קהל. A very earnest and pious looking אברך approached Rav Nissim with some sort of pullback motor powered toy car, and asked him if operating it was permitted […]

Character Assassination II

We recently broached the case of one who destroyed the career of a Sofer Stam via false slander, noting that there is actually a fair amount of Halachic case law precisely on point here. As we shall show in this post, the consensus, if not quite unanimous, view is that although the slanderer has certainly […]