Author Archives: Rabbi Dov Linzer

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.

Menachot 64 – Josephus, Hyrcanus, and the Pig on the Wall

See our new post: “Menachot 64 – Josephus, Hyrcanus, and the Pig on the Wall,” on http://www.the-daf.com!

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Are Oats Really one of the 5 Species of Grain? – When Science and Halakha Collide

See our new post: Are Oats Really one of the 5 Species of Grain? – When Science and Halakha Collide, on our new daf yomi site: http://www.the-daf.com!

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Chadash Nowadays – Primary Sources

Read our new post, Chadash Nowadays – Primary Sources, on our new website: http://www.the-daf.com!

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New Resources – Five Species of Grain, Chadash Nowadays

New resources have been posted to our Resources page on our new site: http://www.the-daf.com: Under “Pictorial Guides” “The Five Types of Grain,” by Professor Yehuda Felix (author of “Flora and Fauna in the Torah,” and “Flora and Fauna in the … Continue reading

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Bringing the Omer: What Day is the “Day After Shabbat”?

Please see the new post, “Bringing the Omer: What Day is the “Day After Shabbat,” at our new location, http://www.the-daf.com.

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Menachot 64 – Questions from the Field

I recently received an email asking two excellent questions on yesterday’s daf, Menachot 64. I post the questions here, with my answers below. 1. Question: Why would you be permitted to be mechalel Shabbat on erev Pesach in order to flay … Continue reading

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Kupach, Kira, and Tanur – What Did all these Ovens Look Like?

The mishna in today’s daf (Menachot 63a) stated that a mincha that is ma’feh tanur, an oven-baked mincha cannot be made in a kupach. R. Yehudah disagreed and said that a kupach could be used for such a mincha.  What, … Continue reading

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