No Jew Can Serve Two Masters

Here’s an essay I recently published (as a contribution to a collection of commentary on the Haggadah by various contributors) on the halachic anti-slavery principle of עבדי הם, ולא עבדים לעבדים: [docxpresso file=”http://bdld.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/avadim-hayinu.odt” comments=true] [We have previously discussed the views of Rabbeinu Eliyahu and Rabbeinu Tam here, here, here and here.] And here’s a very […]

Angels and Demons, Crime and Punishment

For my father, whose mention of this bit of Abravanel is always a favorite part of our Seder tradition. Angels and Demons Artscroll’s הגדה זבח פסח – Abarbanel Haggadah was lying on a table in my Shul, so I picked it up to see if and how it would present the passage in question, Rabbi […]