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...

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.

Shabbat Morning Youth Groups: Implementing Rav Moshe Feinstein’s Inclusion Imperative

Zevi Fischer offers suggestions on how to implement Rabbi Moshe Feinstein's inclusion imperative.
Dr. Norman Lamm

Dr. Norman Lamm’s Trailblazing Talmudic Methodology

Tzvi Sinensky makes a case to consider Rabbi Norman Lamm as pathbreaking Talmud innovator.

The Vanishing Non-Observant Orthodox Jew

Zev Eleff on an endangered species, the so-called Non-Observant Orthodox Jew.

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein on What Makes America Great

Rav Moshe Feinstein does not praise the United States for not having fascists and communists, but for having a system of government that is particularly resistant to what came to be known as totalitarianism.

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