June 21, 2024
Search
Close this search box.
Search
Close this search box.
June 21, 2024
Search
Close this search box.

Linking Northern and Central NJ, Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester and CT

Rabbi Dr. Joshua Waxman

Rabbi Dr. Joshua Waxman teaches computer science at Stern College for Women, and his research includes programmatically finding scholars and scholastic relationships in the Babylonian Talmud.

Articles by Rabbi Dr. Joshua Waxman

Bava Metzia 59a: Se’or Loser

In Bava Metzia 59a, Rav Yehuda recommends ensuring you have a ready supply of grain in your house, for discord is found only when grain

Unique Olives: Bava Metzia 21b

How big is a kezayit, the olive measure used as a minimum size that is still considered halachic eating? There are well known positions both

Bava Metzia 31-32: The Torah Speaks in Human Language

The Torah sometimes employs repetitive language, for instance הֹוכֵ֤חַ תֹּוכִ֨יחַ֙ (“You shall surely rebuke,”) and אִם־שָׁמ֨וֹעַ תִּשְׁמַ֜ע (“If you diligently hearken to Hashem’s voice,”). This