The בעל מוסר and the Bard

Rav Shlomo Wolbe, in the midst of a characteristically eloquent and passionate – and uncompromisingly hard-line – essay insisting on the preservation of the independence and purity of the Haredi Yeshivos in Israel, lets slip a reminder that he was once (August) Wilhelm Wolbe (or Gustav Karl Friedrich Wolbe), a student at the University of …

Traveling With Small Children

In Which We Shall Consider The Reliability and Authority Of Landlubbing Batei Din On Nautical Matters, With Important Ramifications For the Subject Of Da’as Torah Rebbetzin Tzipporah Heller relates this charming anecdote: Faigy was in seventh heaven. She had seen planes in the sky and heard travel sagas from the kids in her kindergarten who …