Dr. Eliezer Segal is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary. A native of Montreal, he holds a PhD in Talmud from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of <i><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765761513/qid=1135905912/sr=8-3/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i3_xgl14/102-7750286-8408160?n=507846&s=books&v=glance">Holidays, History, and Halakhah</a>, </i>and many of his writings can be found on his personal <a href="http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~elsegal/">website</a>.
Articles by Eliezer Segal
What Is An Upsherin, or Halaqah?
Why some Jews ritualize their son's first haircut at age 3.
Abraham, the Patriarch of Three Faiths
Christianity and Islam share a reverence for Judaism's patriarch.
New Year’s in the Talmud
The rabbis of the Talmud speculated about the nature of the Roman New Year's celebration.
Who Has Not Made Me a Woman
Different versions and parallels from classical sources and manuscripts provide an interesting perspective on this controversial blessing.