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Professor Gerald Aranoff

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Emor (Diaspora): Does the Torah limit Free Speech?

The penalty for blasphemy in this parasha makes this question a moot one, and positing that there have to be limits for free speech

Emor (Diaspora): Does the Torah limit Free Speech?

D-Day was too late

D-Day was too late

In memory of my brother: Torah scholars increase peace in the world

In memory of my brother: Torah scholars increase peace in the world

When any of you presents an offering

When any of you presents an offering

The Jews at the Red Sea were divided into four groups - like today

The Jews at the Red Sea were divided into four groups - like today

Israel hits back hard in Syria \ Abraham and Job Complain to God

Israel hits back hard in Syria \ Abraham and Job Complain to God 

Women are not obligated to dwell in the Sukkah - why?

Women are not obligated to dwell in the Sukkah - why?

Rabbi Akiva saved us physically and spiritually

Rabbi Akiva saved us physically and spiritually

The Golden Calf and the idolatry of the people

The Golden Calf and the idolatry of the people

A cry to G-d: Avenge Ari Fuld Hy"d

A cry to G-d: Avenge Ari Fuld Hy"d

The Murder of Gedaliah: Lessons for us

The Murder of Gedaliah: Lessons for us

A sad account

A sad account

Pesach thoughts: Haman, Cyrus, friendship and peace

Pesach thoughts: Haman, Cyrus, friendship and  peace

Do not forget!

Do not forget!

The Erev Rav, then and now

The Erev Rav, then and now

Shoftim: You must be wholehearted with the Lord your God

Shoftim: You must be wholehearted with the Lord your God

Have you an arm like God’s?

Have you an arm like God’s?

Amona is Luz is Bet-el

Amona is Luz is Bet-el

A Sukkah in the Land of Israel

A Sukkah in the Land of Israel

Yearning to rebuild the Temple

Yearning to rebuild the Temple

Benjamin Franklin on the savage American Indians in the 18th century

Benjamin Franklin on the savage American Indians in the 18th century

Shlach (Diaspora): Caleb the Zionist fighter

Shlach (Diaspora): Caleb the Zionist fighter

The fate of those who attack Israel

The fate of those who attack Israel

King David on Death of Terrorists

King David on Death of Terrorists

By what merit do we earn G-d's help in building the Tabernacle?

By what merit do we earn G-d's help in building the Tabernacle?

Prophets who didn't want the job

Prophets who didn't want the job

Israel settled in the land of Egypt

Israel settled in the land of Egypt

In a nutshell: The Greeks entered the Temple and we went to war

In a nutshell: The Greeks entered the Temple and we went to war

"What is my crime...that you should pursue me?" A rabbinic view

"What is my crime...that you should pursue me?"  A rabbinic view

A Rabbinic view on seeking righteousness in the world

A Rabbinic view on seeking righteousness in the world

Waiting for a leader like Abraham

Waiting for a leader like Abraham

Only After the First Sabbath

Only After the First Sabbath

You Shall Set Up Large Stones

You Shall Set Up Large Stones

In this Week's Parsha: False Prophets

In this Week's Parsha: False Prophets

Who should be Fighting Evil

Who should be Fighting Evil

In Memoriam: Who Should Be Fighting Evil?

In Memoriam: Who Should Be Fighting Evil?

We Must Love our Fellow, our God and our Land

We Must Love our Fellow, our God and our Land

Moses was Politically Active

Moses was Politically Active

From Where Did the Materials for the Tabernacle Come?

From Where Did the Materials for the Tabernacle Come?

Freedom Over Slavery

Freedom Over Slavery