Authors Posts by Gavi Kutliroff

Gavi Kutliroff

Gavi Kutliroff is a recent graduate of Brandeis University, where he studied East Asian Studies and Psychology. Originally from the northwest Chicago suburbs, he currently lives in Jerusalem, where he is a madrikh at Yeshivat Orayta. Gavi looks forward to a future in Israeli academia comparing Chinese and Jewish thought. He is also a musician and has a strong affinity for aquariums.

Rationalism, Mysticism, and the “Off-the-Derekh” Phenomenon

Gavi Kutliroff There is a popular misconception that Modern Orthodox teenagers abandon halakhic observance because of a pubescent pattern of rebellion and disdain for authority...