Moshe Rabbeinu: A Life

R. Yitzchok Adlerstein writes: One of the meforshim of the Hagadah comments on מתחילה עובדי ע”ז היו אבותינו, תרח Was Terach one of the avos? Well, yes! From Terach, Avraham learned that there was a higher power, even if Terach got it completely wrong. R. Adlerstein unfortunately does not name the commentator in question, but […]

Cognitive Dissonance

In the course of this interesting discussion at אישים ושיטות over whether the arguably disappointing and unpleasant portrait of Rav Ya’akov Emden that emerges from his (ostensible) autobiography מגילת ספר is an argument (along with its somewhat unusual provenance) to doubt its authenticity, Wolf2191 notes that: Chayei Yehuda is the same kind of work as […]