Daughters and Distinctions: Part I

For B.E., on the occasion of her birth. The Torah’s laws of inheritance include three invidious (in the sense of “tending to cause discontent, animosity, or envy”) distinctions between males and females: A son has precedence over a daughter in inheriting their parents.1 A father inherits his children, but a mother does not. A husband …

Kimhi On Christianity

On the recommendation of my friend Dan Rabinowitz, I recently visited the Library of Congress’s Words Like Sapphires: 100 Years of Hebraica at the Library of Congress, 1912–2012 (after briefly joining this year’s March for Life). One of the most interesting items on display was a first edition ([Bologna?] 1477) of Rav David Kimhi (Radak’s) …