Matters of Interest Blog

New Format for YCT Newsletter

Earlier this summer, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School changed up its newsletter, going for a weekly format sent out in pdf. As stated with the earliest issues, “the YCT newsletter is undergoing some significant reconstruction. More than simply a new design,...

Celebrating 9 Years of Blogging

Over at my personal blog today, in which I mark my ninth anniversary of blogging, I focus on embracing my identity as a blogger and my blogging activities in this past year, including the launching of this blog earlier this...

One Who Looks Upon His Fellow’s Table (המצפה לשלחן חבירו) [Talmud Tuesday]

Years ago in yeshivah, I came across a fascinating beraita (bBezah 32b): תנו רבנן: שלשה חייהן אינם חיים, ואלו הן: המצפה לשלחן חבירו ומי שאשתו מושלת עליו ומי שיסורין מושלין בגופו. ויש אומרים אף מי שאין לו אלא חלוק אחד....