Making A Joyful Noise Unto the Lord

From a recent review by Gil Student of R. Yisroel Miller’s In Search of Torah Wisdom: Questions You Forgot to Ask Your Rebbi: I found R. Miller’s explanation of a Yeshiva prayer service particularly interesting. I cannot recall any book discussing this so frankly. When we pray, we strive for an atmosphere of pleading for […]

The Maskil Who Saved the Day

A fascinating and bizarre tale related by Hasam Sofer, from the pre-separation of Church and State days: An Italian woman compelled her husband (halachically) to grant her a get. She subsequently wanted to marry a Cohen, but naturally, the Italian rabbis unanimously forbade the union. The scoundrel appealed to various non-Jewish authorities, eventually reaching the […]