Recent Essays

  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (2)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich Laws Borel’s Law – “Events with a sufficiently small probability never occur” Stigler’s Law – “No...

     
  • Women Dancing With Torah Scrolls

    Gil Student (3)
    Women Dancing With Torah Scrolls

    by R. Gil Student I don’t like dancing, not on Simchas Torah nor at bar mitvahs nor even at my wedding. It’s...

     
  • The Sukkot Transition: From Individual to Community

    Yehoshua Pfeffer (0)
    The Sukkot Transition: From Individual to Community

    by R. Yehoshua Pfeffer The calendar transition from the gravity of the Days of Awe to the festive atmosphere of Sukkot involves...

     
  • Yom Tov Candles: Women and Shehecheyanu

    Ari Enkin (1)
    Yom Tov Candles: Women and Shehecheyanu

    by R. Ari Enkin With the exception of the last day(s) of Pesach, the “shehecheyanu” blessing is recited as part...

     
  • Judaism and Industrial Food Production

    Gil Student (1)
    Judaism and Industrial Food Production

    by R. Gil Student Keeping kosher has never been easier, both for the poor and the wealthy. The centralization of food production...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich After the Baby Boomers” Robert Wuthnow “A majority of young adults still consider religion relevant to their...

     
  • Da’as Torah or Advice?

    Gil Student (3)
    Da’as Torah or Advice?

    by R. Gil Student Many religious Jews today ask rabbis life questions–whom to marry, where to live, what career path...

     
  • The Rishonim

    Henry Abramson (3)
    The Rishonim

    This lecture serves as an introduction to the Rishonim, a body of Rabbinic scholars associated with the 9th through the 15th...

     
  • Spiritual Math V

    Moshe Schapiro (0)
    Spiritual Math V

    by R. Moshe Schapiro The fifth and final installment in a series discussing the meaning of the phrase in Selichot “ve-lo...

     
  • Unity in Leadership, Prophecy, and Wisdom

    Gidon Rothstein (0)
    Unity in Leadership, Prophecy, and Wisdom

    by R. Gidon Rothstein How unified a leadership do we want? In democracies, we like checks and balances, diversity and multiplicity...