Recent Essays

  • New Science, Same Torah

    Gil Student (12)
    New Science, Same Torah

    by R. Gil Student My review essay of R. Moshe Meiselman’s Torah, Chazal and Science and Jeremy Brown’s New Heavens...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    Yitzchak Blau (3)
    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau Modern Orthodoxy consistently confronts the challenge of determining which aspects of the broader world...

     
  • Books Received

    Gil Student (0)
    Books Received

    A Stone Speaks by R. Israel Rubin (Mosaica) Pillars of Faith by R. Pinchas Taylor (Mosaica) Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness,...

     
  • Skype and Jewish Law

    Gil Student (2)
    Skype and Jewish Law

    by R. Gil Student Skype is one of a number of applications that allow for online video chatting. Essentially, it enables...

     
  • How Not To Create A Custom

    Gil Student (7)
    How Not To Create A Custom

    by R. Gil Student Who Creates Jewish Customs? I have a vague recollection from my early years in Solomon Schechter of being...

     
  • Torah and Tefillah

    Aharon Ziegler (6)
    Torah and Tefillah

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Both Torah study and Tefillah [prayer] rank high in...

     
  • Celebrating Thanksgiving Can Save America

    Gil Student (4)
    Celebrating Thanksgiving Can Save America

    by R. Gil Student Halakhic authorities debate whether celebrating Thanksgiving is permissible. Assuming it is permissible,...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Vayeitzei

    Arnold Lustiger (1)
    Vort from the Rav: Vayeitzei

    Genesis 28:13 אֱלֹקֵי אַבְרָהָם אָבִיךָ וֵֽאלֹקֵי יִצְחָק the God of Abraham your...

     
  • Reciting Kiddush when Staking an Ambush

    Yehuda Amital (0)
    Reciting Kiddush when Staking an Ambush

    by Rav Yehuda Amital, zt”l Question: If one is staking an ambush on a Friday night, and he has neither wine nor any...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich On a Cross Currents Open Orthodoxy Post (actually on more personalities) Without adherents, there is no movement....