The Reliability Of the Moral-Intellectual Compass

A recent discussion on the putative attitude of some (religiously traditional) Jews that the more sense something makes, the less “frum” it is: R. Natan Slifkin: Pesach is approaching, which means that many people will be obsessing over the size of the olive-sized amount of matzah which is the minimum quantity to be consumed at […]

Rights and Responsibilities

Over Shavuos, I read Rebbetzin Feige Twerski’s explanation of the misguidededness of the modern feminist push for religious egalitarianism, in which she asserts a fundamental distinction between the Torah’s value system and that of modern American society: The Equality Debate Professor Elaine Viders from Touro Law School posits that the fact that the underpinning of […]

The Horovshovian Computer

Mississippi Fred MacDowell discusses a Stalinist claim that the famous Russian Jewish scientist, inventor and scholar Haim Zelig Slonimsky had really been the first to invent the telegraph, or at least a certain method for multiplexing messages over a telegraph line. A brief but fascinating account of another important Jewish inventor appears in a responsum […]