The Truth Is Not Out There

We recently discussed the remarkable view of Rav Yosef Refael Hazan denying the possibility of freeing a שפחה conditionally depending upon a ספיקא דדינא, rooted in his profound understanding of the essential nature of halachah. Turning from the abstract theology to the practical holding, it seems that he is summarily foreclosing the possibility of ever […]

Speak No Evil

Rabbi Avi Shafran gives “[his] understanding” of why “pre-nuptial agreements are not common in the charedi world”: Rabbi Avi Shafran, Director of Public Affairs for the Agudath Israel of America, agreed that pre-nuptial agreements are not common in the charedi world. None of his six married children has one, he said. “My understanding of the […]