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A Supreme Leak: Abortion Rights (and Wrongs), Part II

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman May 20, 2022   In the previous article, we noted that the Torah discussion of abortion comprises two closely intertwined questions: the theoretical and conceptual question of the basis and rationale for…

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A Supreme Leak: Abortion Rights (and Wrongs)

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman May 12, 2022 Roe v. Wade and its discontents The recently leaked draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s proposed majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, potentially one of the most important…

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Up and Atom: The Resort to Nuclear Weapons

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman May 5, 2022 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently stated: The risks [of nuclear war] are now considerable. I would not want to elevate those risks artificially. Many would like that. The…

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With All Due Respect: Contempt of Court in Halacha

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman April 28, 2022 The Associated Press reports: A New York judge found former President Donald Trump in contempt of court and set in motion $10,000 daily fines Monday for failing to adequately…

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Kickbacks in Halacha: The Case of the Applecider

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman March 31, 2022   The United States government has accused Dhirendra Prasad, an Apple employee, of engaging in multiple schemes to defraud his employer, involving corruption, theft, and fraud: As an Apple…

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Haman Beings: Hanging Ten in Effigy

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman March 24, 2022   The Yeshiva World reports: Askanim from Agudah, the UJO, Lakewood Vaad, Anti-Defamation League, BPJCC, and Oizrim Jewish Council warn people not to dress in blackface, hang Haman effigies,…

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Warfair: May Countries Invade their Neighbors?

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman March 10, 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has met with nearly universal condemnation; the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to reprimand Russia, with only five countries voting against the resolution: Russia…

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Libel! Liable?

The Consequences of Defamation Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman February 24, 2022   The Associated Press reports: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin lost her libel lawsuit against The New York Times on Tuesday when a jury rejected…

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