Talmud

“Finders Keepers”

What should one do with an envelope of money?

They Warned Me About This in Hebrew School

If my Facebook feed is any indication, there’s quite a bit of discontent these days with many recent political decisions. ...

How a Baby is Made

How is a baby made? More specifically, what determines the future characteristics of the child? One answer emerges from the ...

How Do the Rabbis in the Talmud Address Rape?

With the deplorable situation in Santa Clara (the Stanford rape case), there has recently been a media focus on rape. ...

What the Stanford Rape Case Can Teach Us

Like a great many others have over these past few days, I have read the incredibly powerful letter written by ...

The Rebbetzin

At the far end of the town of Tiflus, in a small house built upon the foundations of Torah, piety, ...

Take a Stand: Don’t Let Religion Become a Weapon

In Pirkei Avot 2:10 we are taught that Rabbi Eliezer said, יהי כבוד חברך חביב עליך כשלך “Let your neighbor’s dignity be precious ...

Words Matter

Last night, as the Republican debate began, a Facebook friend wrote that she was having her own internal debate about ...

Approaching “Niddah” with Radical Openness

I am learning the laws of niddah, laws that relate to menstruation and sexuality, with a group of women. It has ...