Author Archives: Shmuel Winiarz

Shmuel Winiarz is an alumnus of Yeshivas Ner Yisroel in Baltimore and of Cardozo Law School. He is preparing to pursue an M.A. in Jewish History at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies.

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 its members from exploring the world of ideas? One graduate of Volozhin expressed that very notion in a poem he wrote in 1898, entitled Hamatmid. Chaim Nachman Bialik writes of his profound ambivalence towards the schools of his youth. He expresses his ...

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