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Yoel Finkelman

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Dr. Yoel Finkelman is curator of the Haim and Hanna Solomon Judaica Collection at the National Library of Israel and the author of Strictly Kosher Reading: Popular Literature and the Condition of Contemporary Orthodoxy.

A Response to Moshe Krakowski on YAFFED and Haredi Jewish Education

In a widely-circulated article published in City Journal, Moshe Krakowski objected to the work of YAFFED, an organization that works with government officials to require higher standards of secular education in Hasidic schools. Here, Hannah Lebovits and Yoel Finkelman respond passionately to a number of Dr. Krakowski's contentions.

Why Are There So Many “Manels” in Modern Orthodoxy?

Today we feature an exchange on the so-called "manel" phenomenon. We want to hear from you: If a man is asked to sit on an all-male panel, should he refuse on principle?
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Peer Press-ure: Cultural and Market Forces and the Orthodox Press

Yoel Finkelman explains why the Orthodox still have good use for newspapers, while many other groups don't.

Little Women of Valor

Have you seen the latest teen magazine for religious Zionist women? Yoel Finkelman has, and he has some thoughts.