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Ben Rothke

Ben Rothke lives in New Jersey and works in the information security field. He reviews books on religion, technology and science. @benrothke

Articles by Ben Rothke

Halacha in the Modern Technology Age

Reviewing: ‘Torah in a Connected World: A Halachic Perspective on Communication Technology and Social Media,’ by Jonathan Ziring. Maggid Books. 2024. Hardcover. 464 pages. ISBN-13:

Generations of Torah

Reviewing: “Articles, Anecdotes & Insights: Genack/Genechovsky Torah” by Steven Genack. Independently published. 2023. English. Paperback. 172 pages. ISBN-13: 979-8323969159. When looking at the cover of

An Ode to Rabbi Sacks, zt”l

Reviewing: “An Ode to Joy: Judaism and Happiness in the Thought of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Beyond” by Erica Brown and Shira Weiss (editors).

The Letter and the Spirit

Reviewing: “Letter and Spirit: Evasion, Avoidance and Workarounds in the Halachic System” by Daniel Z. Feldman. Maggid Books. English. Hardcover. 352 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1592646500. Noted

Finding Faith and Meaning

Reviewing: “Dark Clouds Above, Faith Below” by Rav Moshe Taragin. Kodesh Press. 2024. Hardcover. English. 213 pages. $24.95. ISBN-13: ‎979-8888940259. Rav Kook was known for

The Letter and the Spirit of the Law

Reviewing: “Circumventing the Law: Rabbinic Perspectives on Loopholes and Legal Integrity,” by Elana Stein Hain. University of Pennsylvania Press. 2024. English. Hardcover. 240 pages. ISBN-13: