Tag Archives: History

Was Rav Hildesheimer A Centrist?

In the 1980’s, Orthodox intellectuals, primary among them R. Norman Lamm, attempted to name their religious movement “Centrist Orthodoxy.” [1]See, for example, R. Norman Lamm, “Some Comments on Centrist Orthodoxy” in Tradition 22:3, Fall 1986. The name never took and even his devotees generally do not bother to use it. As R. Mark Dratch recently noted on this website (link), ...

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Persia and the Talmud

As a Yeshiva University alumnus, I get quite a bit of mail from the school that I place directly into the garbage. Last week I received a copy of YU Today but did not immediately throw it out because a picture of R. Hershel Schachter on the cover caught my eye. I proceeded to read that article, which was entirely ...

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