Tova Mirvis

Mirvis’s Complaint

Risa Miller The latest addition to the burgeoning subgenre of ‘off-the-derekh’ memoirs is Tova Mirvis’s The Book of Separation. Mirvis’s three published novels, which oftentimes...

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...

Headlines: A Common Sense Haredi Approach

Shlomo Zuckier reviews Headlines, the most famous Jewish Podcast you've never heard of.

Do We Really Know What We Think We Know? The Current State of Social...

Matthew Williams breaks down the trustworthiness of two recent much-discussed surveys of American Orthodox Jews.

A Spirited Quest

Giti Bendheim reflects on her journey within the world of Orthodox women's learning and philanthropy.

The Brachos Bee and Becoming American Orthodox Jews

The Brachos Bee, Zev Eleff argues, shows how Orthodox Jews Americanize and form their own particular religious subculture.

Sarah Schenirer and Innovative Change: The Myths and Facts

Did elite rabbinic figures jumpstart Bais Yaakov, or was it a grassroots women's movement? Leslie Ginsparg Klein explains.

The Market for Gedolim: A Tale of Supply and Demand

Chaim Saiman explains how the demand threshold for gedolim may explain fault lines in the broader Orthodox community.

American Orthodox Jews Can and Should Care About Whether Liberal Judaism Thrives

Roberta Kwall weighs in on the state of non-Orthodox Judaism and how it affects Orthodoxy.

Digital Discourse and the Democratization of Jewish Learning

Zev Eleff draws on lessons of nineteenth century print culture to help grapple with the Digital Age.

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