Authors Posts by Chaim Trachtman
(IN)VISIBILITY: Is it good for Jews to be invisible?
As Juneteenth sparks another round of discussion of blacks and the American experience, Chaim Trachtman compares and contrasts the Jewish and Black experiences in America through the lens of Jason Mott’s Hell of a Book.
A Pediatric Akeidah
Chaim Trachtman sees the Akeida as addressing the threat to human life, especially that of children, which is always inherent in the religious experience.
Climate Change and Prayers for Rain and Dew
By examining the prayers for rain and dew through the lens of meteorology and Rabbi Soloveitchik’s Lonely Man of Faith, Chaim Trachtman presents a unique religious model for thinking about climate change.
Rabbinic Moral Psychology
Chaim Trachtman explores the relationship between moral instincts and rational thinking in Rabbinic Psychology.
The “Essentials” of Orthodox Judaism
Dr. Chaim Trachtman explores the role of essentialism within Orthodox Judaism
Chaim Trachtman offers some concluding thoughts on Judaism and racisim, and responds to Elli Fischer.
Racism and Religious Particularism: A Corrective Antidote
Do Jewish texts teach racism? It depends on how you read them, answers Chaim Trachtman.
Know it All: Of Jewish Philosophers and Doctors
Chaim Trachtman squares biology with Spinoza and Maimonides.
Modeling Modernity: Revisiting the Rabbi Soloveitchik Paradigm
Chaim Trachtman contributes to the Lehrhaus Symposium on the recent OU statement regarding female clergy.