Equality Lost

Essays in Torah Commentary, Halacha and Jewish Thought

By Yehuda Henkin

Format: Hardcover

ISBN: 978-965-710-801-7


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In Equality Lost, Rabbi Yehuda Henkin teaches us how to extract the peshat in the Torah and demonstrates how to interpret Halacha in regard to women in the age of feminism, the conversion to Judaism of children in non-observant homes, and the killing of captured terrorists. Readers will immediately recognize the direct, sensible, and authentically Jewish evaluations of current phenomena such as the glatt kosher craze. In addition, he gives us fresh and unsettling insights into the reasons for the destruction of the Second Temple, the lessons to be learned therefrom, and the ramifications of these lessons for the State of Israel.

About the Author

Rabbi Yehuda Henkin is the author of three volumes of halachic questions and answers Bnei Banim, the Torah Commentary Chibah Yeteirah, and more than a hundred articles in periodicals and scholarly journals. Born in the United States in 1945, he studied for six years with his grandfather, the famous posek Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Henkin, of blessed memory, from whom he received rabbinical semichah. He is also a graduate of Columbia University. Following his Aliya to Israel in 1972, Rabbi Henkin served as the Rabbi of the Beit Shean valley prior to moving to Jerusalem. His wife, Chana Henkin, is founder and head of the Nishmat Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies for Women. They have six children.