The Malbim’s critique of universalism.
A bizarre talmudic tale teaches that no man is too wise for the commandments.
To be morally responsible, we must commit to the good in advance of grasping its requirements in full.
For the Torah, a crime against a human is a crime against God.
Halakhah and the trolley problem.
Stemming from a God who stands above nature.
Where cruelty was encouraged and compassion punished.
The ends don’t justify the means.
An antidote to the Sodomite worldview.
Nice guys don’t have to finish last.
Finding the image of God in man.
A congregational rabbi must lead by personal example.
Isn’t such behavior self-evidently wrong? And why the deaf in particular?