Why did last week’s parashah put the Mishkan ahead of mentioning the laws of Shabbos, whereas this week’s puts Shabbos first. What does the topic in between – the eigel — have to do with the relationship between Shabbos and Beis haMiqdash?
Micha Berger: Abortion Legislation: I assume most of you have seen the exchange between R Michal Broyde https://thelehrhaus.com/timely-thoughts/what-does-jewish-law-think-american-abortion-law-ought-to-be and R Yitzchok Adlerstein https://cross-currents.com/2022/07/04/the-demise-of-roe-v-wade-a-letter-to-rabbi-michael-broyde […]
Joel Rich: punishment for the wicked: So perhaps you can help me think this through? The Rambam in hilchot tshuva (8:1) seems to imply that the punishment for the wicked is that they will cease to exist - meaning to me that they will not participate in the world to come. If this is so, […]
Prof. L. Levine: Is there a permissible way to make tea with a tea bag on Shabbos?: [...] Q. Is there a permissible way to make tea with a tea bag on Shabbos? A. It is certainly forbidden to place a tea bag on Shabbos into a kli rishon (a utensil that was on the […]
Micha Berger: taking a stand?: [...] Also, on Avos 3:17, when he talks about it being better to give the same amount of money to many people, than give it in a lump sum to one. That's a great question. Still, that's the impression the Moreh leaves you with -- liteally all throughout the first […]
Micha Berger: taking a stand?: [...] While this is true by most systems of pesaq, e.g. the Shakh's qunterus in Choshein Mishpat, it's not true for Briskers. (By which I do NOT mean R Chaim, who defered to the Brisker Dayan, R Simcha Zelig Reguer. I mean his students and descendents, or maybe it […]
Danny Schoemann: 10th vs. 10th: RMB: [...] - Maaser of crops is given to a Levi. Maaser of animal remains the property of the owner who brings it as a korban (with no gifts to the Cohen, minimal offerings (Cheilev & blood) on the Mizbe'ach), unless it's blemished in which case the owner eats it. […]
Micha Berger: Emerging Psak: [...] Personally, I think there is something else, more geographic, going on. More lenient shitos allowing abortion were always more common in Israel than in chu"l. R SZ Auerbach had a R Eliezer Waldenberg to refer such questions to. And R Gustman also influenced the conversation here. […]