Risking One’s Life For Fun and Profit

There is a well known medrash that Esav murdered Nimrod out of lust for the latter’s wonderful Hunter’s Garment: ר’ מאיר אומר עשו ראה את הכתנת על נמרוד שהיו מצויירין עליה כל החיות והעופות שבעולם ונראין כאלו הן חיין וכשהיו בשדה היו באין אצלו וניצודין מאליהן וחמדה אותה בלבו והרגו ולקחה ממנו וכשלבש אותה נעשה […]

The Spousal Travel Veto

Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein rules that a wife may exercise a veto against her husband’s plan to travel to a region that she considers dangerous: he is prohibited from flouting her will, and if he does so for the purpose of visiting the graves of the righteous, it will be considered a מצוה הבאה בעבירה, and […]

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 […]