Recent Essays

  • The Late Mohel

    Gil Student (1)
    The Late Mohel

    by R. Gil Student There is a fascinating exchange of letters from the summer of 1865 between two grandsons of R. Akiva Eiger...

  • Audio Roundup Special

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup Special

    by Joel Rich Effective Altruism – Peter Singer Peter Singer is pretty controversial (just google Peter Singer cross currents!),...

  • From the Archives of Tradition

    Yitzchak Blau (0)
    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau Some biblical commentators are willing to distinguish between peshat and derash in narrative sections...

  • Avraham Zacuto, Jewish Astronomer to Columbus

    Henry Abramson (0)
    Avraham Zacuto, Jewish Astronomer to Columbus

    Brief video describing the life and activity of Avraham Zacuto, Spanish-Jewish Astronomer and Historian whose work contributed...

  • Worrying Over Death

    Gil Student (1)
    Worrying Over Death

    by R. Gil Student The Mishnah in Avos (2:4) tells us that you should not say that you will learn when you have time, because...

  • A Premature Remarriage

    Gidon Rothstein (1)
    A Premature Remarriage

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 14 Av: A Premature Remarriage R. Yitzchak Elchanan Spektor was one of if not the foremost rabbinic...

  • Kedusha Unites

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Kedusha Unites

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler In the Torah, [Shemot 24:12], HaShem tells Moshe, “GO...

  • Polls and Judaism

    Gil Student (1)
    Polls and Judaism

    by R. Gil Student The Pew Research Center’s 2013 survey of Jewish Americans shook the community to its core. In addition...

  • Who Can Be Called Rabbi?

    Gil Student (4)
    Who Can Be Called Rabbi?

    by R. Gil Student I. Respecting Torah Scholars1 Calling someone by a title is a public display of respect, which is why it...

  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (2)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich A MO educator whom I greatly respect, asked why it seems our high schools seem to excel either in limudei kodesh...