Aggadah: Authoritative Or Umdena?

Freelance Kiruv Maniac (Dovid Kornreich) excerpts two series of passages from Rav Yitzhak Abohab’s beloved classic מנורת המאור; this one expressing the author’s views on “Chazal’s worldly wisdom and the authoritativeness of Aggada”, “[his assertion] that the Torah contains all the wisdom of the created world, and how it is heretical to scoff at the […]

כך עונים את המעיקות (שוב)?!‏

We have previously discussed (here and here, and see this post by Menachem Mendel) some Torah perspectives on a single woman choosing to become pregnant via artificial insemination. In the course of Rav Aharon Feldman’s critiques of Orthodox feminism in his “Angry Book” (the coinage is Gil Student’s; Rav Aharon Lichtenstein has a similar take […]