Which sinners are to taste the lash, how many strokes of it, in what circumstances, with what intention, and as just punishment in which cases, and with what exceptions: As always, the Talmud leaves no contingency unaccounted for
How studying Torah could kill a child, and other lessons in involuntary manslaughter from this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study
The festive holiday now overshadows Shemini Atzeret, which has biblical roots
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
A Torah portion of speaking up and standing out