Recent Essays

  • A New and Old Wind is Blowing

    Shmuel Winiarz (0)
    A New and Old Wind is Blowing

    by Shmuel Winiarz Is the “Yeshiva world” too insular? Does its single-minded focus on Talmud and codes stifle...

     
  • The Experience of Rosh HaShana

    David Brofsky (1)
    The Experience of Rosh HaShana

    by R. David Brofsky, excerpted from Hilkhot Mo’adim: Understanding the Laws of the Festivals Rosh HaShana in Tanakh Rosh...

     
  • On Regret, Annulment, and the Essence of Teshuvah

    Basil Herring (0)
    On Regret, Annulment, and the Essence of Teshuvah

    Va-Yechal Moshe: On Regret, Annulment, and the Essence of Teshuvah Part of a Shiur by Ha-Rav Joseph Dov Soloveitchik Congregation...

     
  • Selichos

    Gil Student (0)
    Selichos

    Ashkenazim started saying selichos every morning in anticipation of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Here is Eitan Katz singing...

     
  • Moshe, Prophecy Catalyst

    Gidon Rothstein (0)
    Moshe, Prophecy Catalyst

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Does Hashem have to say please? In the eighth drasha, Ran is puzzled that Hashem begins with the word...

     
  • Say No to Snark

    Erica Brown (0)
    Say No to Snark

    by Dr. Erica Brown “A fool’s lips bring strife…A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are the snare...

     
  • Books Received

    Gil Student (1)
    Books Received

    The Kabbalah of Forgiveness: The Thirteen Levels of Mercy In Rabbi Moshe Cordovero’s Date Palm of Devorah by Henry...

     
  • Punishment of the Individual and of the Nation

    Mordechai Sabato (0)
    Punishment of the Individual and of the Nation

    by Rav Mordechai Sabato Parashat Nitzavim, comprising slightly less than two whole chapters (29:9-30:20), opens in the middle...

     
  • Where There Is No Beit Din

    Daniel Mann (0)
    Where There Is No Beit Din

    by R. Daniel Mann Question: I am a lawyer in a country with a small Jewish population, in which when we need a din Torah,...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich How do people who grew up religious move from the taken-for-granted world in which they had been raised to a...