Seeing Is Believing

R. Shlomo Aviner A while ago, we noted Rav Shlomo Aviner’s rejection of [the] admissibility [of tissue forensics] for the determination of bastardy, due to the fact that in spite of their undeniably high reliability, the evidence is imperceptible to the naked eye, and can only be analyzed via microscopes and scientific technique R. Mordechai […]

The Voice Of Gladness

For L.O., on becoming S.B. Here are a series of four lectures that I have recorded on four folio of פרק רבי אליעזר דמילה: 132 – Agency and Circumcision 133 – Imitatio Dei 134 – Circumcision Of Red and Green Infants 135 – Preemies And Incubators: Halachic Perspectives Here is a mini-חבורה of mine, the […]

Fixing Cleopatra’s Nose

A couple of years ago, we discussed the question of the permissibility of plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes, and we noted R. Chaim Jachter’s characteristically excellent discussion of the topic, in which he notes that both Rav Moshe Feinstein and Rav Ya’akov Breish discuss very similar sounding cases of a young woman who wished to […]