New Resources Added – Yadin, Totafot, Rashi and Rabbenu Tam

New Resources Added!

Primary Sources

  • Shut Min HaShamayim – Responsa of one of the Ba’alei HaTosafot, who asked God for answers – as to the question of Rashi v. RT Tfillin


  • Tfllin from Qumran – Yigal Yadin – first study presented on teffilin from the Qumran, with specific attention to Rashi/RT ordering
  • Etomology of Totafot – Rand – brief article from Judaism magazine, with fascination theory relating to connection to Egyptian words and culture
  • Rashi and RT Overview – Well-done presentation of debate in Rishonim, psak, and current practice
  • Tfillin: Israel, God and Torah are One – Nagen – Article drawing connections between the laws of tfillin and their religious significance.
  • Mezuzah as Protector of the House and Mezuzah – Amulet or Mitzvah – two more articles which investigate mezuzah as amulet, and Chazal’s attitude to the phenomenon.

About Rabbi Dov Linzer

Rabbi Dov Linzer is the Rosh HaYeshiva and Dean of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, a groundbreaking Orthodox smicha program. Rabbi Linzer spearheaded the development of YCT to create an innovative four year smicha program which provides its students with rigorous talmud Torah and halakhic study and sophisticated professional training in the context of a religious atmosphere which cultivates openness and inclusiveness. Rabbi Linzer has published Halakha and machshava articles in Torah journals and lectures widely at synagogues and conferences on topics relating to Halakha, Orthodoxy, and modernity. He is most recently the awardee of the prestigious Avi Chai Fellowship.
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