Tag Archives: Gemara

The Torah Scholar’s Obligation Not to Ignore Insults

Before the last two weeks, when I digressed to other topics, I had been discussing when and how to respond to inappropriate people.  We had seen that there were two issues, first of how that person does or does not deserve (or could absorb) a response, and then how how it might be better to […]

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What Does Hair Mean to a Kohen?

I’ve spent two introductory shiurim coming at the topic of hair, but the truth is that the Torah commandment that brought the topic to my attention relates specifically to the kohanim, the priests. In the aftermath of the deaths of Nadav and Avihu, Aharon’s sons, Moshe commands them not to let their hair grow nor […]

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Halachik Issues with Teaching Women Gemara

Rabbi Chaim Brovender continues his discussion with Rabbi Gabe Pransky, touching on the Halachik Issues involved with teaching women Gemara.

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Halacha Yomit: The 13 Attributes of Mercy & Selichot (cont.)

In this video, Rabbi Chaim Brovender explains Rabbi Yehuda’s statement in Gemara Rosh Hashana about the 13 attributes of mercy. Rabbi Brovender then continues to explain how these 13 attributes help us to do Teshuva.

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Insights in Pirkei Avot: Is Torah an Inheritance?

R. Yossi would say: The property of your fellow should be as precious to you as your own. Prepare yourself for the study of Torah, for it is not an inheritance to you. And all your deeds should be for the sake of Heaven. (Avot 2:12) R. Yossi’s second statement seems to contradict a biblical […]

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Book Review: Rav Kook’s Introduction to Shabbat HaAretz

Rav Kook’s Shmita Vision Rabbi Julian Sinclair discusses his newly released edition of “Rav Kook’s Introduction to Shabbat HaAretz” (Hazon, […]

“Twofold” by S.Y. Agnon, Translated by Rabbi Jeffrey Saks

Rabbi Jeffrey Saks’s new translation of an Agnon Story (“Pi Shnayim” – Twofold) appears online today in Tablet Magazine as […]

Letters to an American Jewish Friend

A Conversation between Hillel Halkin and R. Chaim Brovender Two leading American-born Zionist thinkers discuss topics first raised in Halkin’s […]

Rav Avraham Yitzhak HaKohen Kook zt”l

Today, 3 Elul 5773, is the 78th yahretzeit of Rav Avraham Yitzhak HaKohen Kook zt”l. As part of ATID’s Art […]

Yeshiva Student Missing

Aaron Sofer, a 23-year-old yeshiva student learning in Jerusalem, went missing while on a hike with his friend in the […]

Selections from Trei Assar; Amos Part 12: Images of Destruction

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