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  • Should women wear tefillin?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 26, 2013 | 6:01 pm

    Rabbi Professor David Golinkin is president and professor of Jewish law at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. For 20 years he served as chair of the Va’ad Halakhah (Law Committee) of the Rabbinical Assembly, which writes responsa and gives halachic guidance to...

  • Praying with Compassion: Time for Vegan Tefillin!

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    June 24, 2012 | 1:29 am

    Could we create vegan tefillin? By vegan tefillin, I do not, of course, mean tefillin made from corn. That would not fulfill the holy mitzvah. But could we ensure that our Jewish ritual objects, which must come from animals, are obtained in a cruelty-free manner?

    Tefillin is a very...