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Poll Payoff: What Does It Take to Undo an Election?

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman December 3, 2020 All’s well that ends well Last week’s article on electoral corruption discussed a community election that had become the subject of explosive charges of rampant vote buying, in which…

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Ineluctably Unelectable: Voting Issues in Halacha

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman November 26. 2020 The recent presidential election was the United States’ most controversial since 2000. Though the media projected early on that Joe Biden was the winner of the contest, President Trump…

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Distaff Democracy: Women’s Suffrage in Halacha

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman November 12, 2020   This year is the centennial of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the…

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Clear and Present Danger II

How imminent must a threat be to be considered pikuach nefesh? Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman November 5, 2020 Our previous article introduced the question posed to R’ Asher Weiss by a researcher working to develop a…

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Clear and Present Danger

How imminent must a threat be to be considered pikuach nefesh? Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman October 29, 2020 R’ Asher Weiss was asked by a physician and researcher at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan who was…

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Court Favor: May Judges Employ Compassion?

Adapted from the writings of Dayan Yitzhak Grossman October 15, 2020 U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away several weeks ago. She was a cultural icon on the left, largely because of her stalwart liberalism and feminism…

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