Cantillation: Some Observations – Part 1

William Gewirtz explores the value of cantillation.

“Answer Us in the Merit of Our Master, Answer Us:” An Election-Day Reflection on...

Shaul Seidler-Feller Introduction Early last week, a friend forwarded me a recently-published video produced in Israel. When it began to play, I was quickly...

Refusing to Bury Family Members of a Get Refuser: A Dramatic Step With Longstanding...

Ari Elias-Bachrach examines the Israel Cheif Rabbi's recent decision not to bury the mother of a get-refuser.

Hebrew Bible or Old Testament? Evaluating the American Biblical Tradition

Israel Ben-Porat reviews "Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land."

Yes, We Needed Another Modern Orthodox Prayer Book: A Review of the RCA Siddur

Yosef Lindell Introduction and History of the RCA Siddur If anyone had asked me a year ago whether the Modern Orthodox community in the...

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...

Philanthropy is Great, It’s Where You Give That Matters

Hillel David Rap responds to Jordan Soffer and Jay Kelman.

There Are Jews Everywhere: Divine Revelation through the Other in Malamud’s “Angel Levine”

Eileen Watts puts the writings of Bernard Malamud in conversation with today's immigrant debate.

Philanthropy Works; We Just Need More of It 

Jay Kelman responds to Hillel David Rapp.

To Ensure Excellence in Jewish Education, Invest in Jewish Day Schools: A Response to...

Jordan D. Soffer offers an impassioned response to Hillel David Rapp on day school tuition.

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