Recent Essays

  • Rethinking the Tefilla LiShlom HaMalchut

    Aron White (4)
    Rethinking the Tefilla LiShlom HaMalchut

    by Aron White A feature of Judaism throughout the millennia is that Jews prayed for the welfare of their governments. Yirmiyahu...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Chayei Sarah

    Arnold Lustiger (1)
    Vort from the Rav: Chayei Sarah

    Genesis 24:63 וַיֵּצֵא יִצְחָק לָשׂוּחַ בַּשָּׂדֶה And Isaac went forth to pray in the field....

     
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Standardized Prayers

    Eliezer Melamed (3)
    Advantages and Disadvantages of Standardized Prayers

    by R. Eliezer Melamed The Men of the Great Assembly instituted the prayers and the blessings (Berakhot 33a). They set the...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich From a friend-any comments? Several times during my career at XXXX I have suggested a feedback loop for our...

     
  • Turning the Other Cheek in Jewish Law

    Gil Student (4)
    Turning the Other Cheek in Jewish Law

    by R. Gil Student Forgiveness in Judaism is not automatic. If you wrong someone, you need to apologize to him–not just...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    Yitzchak Blau (0)
    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau Hassidic thought often emphasizes a divine immanence that transcends differences since it finds the holy...

     
  • Books Received

    Gil Student (0)
    Books Received

    Headlines: Halachic Debates of Current Events by R. Dovid Lichtenstein (OU Press) Unlocking the Torah Text: Devarim by...

     
  • Sheilati u’Bakashati: A Review of Mah Sheilatech Esther

    Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer (15)
    Sheilati u’Bakashati: A Review of Mah Sheilatech Esther

    by R. Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer This year, Midreshet Lindenbaum issued a book of Halachic responsa written by two women (Rabbanit...

     
  • The Nuremberg Laws

    Henry Abramson (0)
    The Nuremberg Laws

    The Nuremberg Laws of 1935 defined, for the purposes of the Nazi regime, exactly who was considered a Jew. This was an essential...

     
  • The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the One

    Gidon Rothstein (0)
    The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the One

    by R. Gidon Rothstein The community matters, even more than its leader. The ninth of Ran’s Drashot focuses on passages...