Rabbi Leonard Matanky reflects on Rabbi Saul Berman's account of the Rav's 1977 Stern College Talmud shiur and Orthodox Judaism's & slippery slope complex.
In this response to last week’s article by Ezra Schwartz, Nathaniel Helfgot wonders whether the new pandemic-fueled trend toward centralized halakhic decision-making overburdens the most learned rabbis and takes too much autonomy from the others.
Avi Helfand on when law trumps religious liberty, and for good reason.
Chaim Saiman responds to Rabbi Judah Goldberg on why women's advanced Talmud classes haven't advanced.
Aryeh Klapper explores the Mikvah leniencies of Rabbi David Miller and what led one of his opponents to accuse him of making an obvious grammar mistake.
Henry Abramson debates Shaul Magid on the faith of the Aish Kodesh.
Dan Jutan locates a fascinating meta-narrative within Rashi's commentary.
Zvi Grumet responds to Matt Williams, defending his data and the social media tools used to obtain it.
Moshe Kurtz regales us with his love of science fiction & fantasy, suggesting that the genre’s literature, movies, and games can teach Torah lessons in ethics and morality, but cautioning that Torah u-Madda ought not to become Torah u-Movies.
Yaakov Jaffe examines Yehudah Ha-Levi's High Holiday poem "Yashen, Al Teradam"