Aryeh Klapper Response

Aryeh Klapper The Market For Halakhic Authority  - Some Reflections on Gadolnomics It is my great pleasure to respond to Prof. Chaim Saiman’s characteristically erudite, well-reasoned,...

Lawrence Kaplan Response to Saiman

The Function of the Centrist Orthodox Gadol Lawrence Kaplan I read Chaim Saiman’s essay, “The Market for Gedolim: A Tale of Supply and Demand,” with growing...

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.

A Question of Perpsective

Miriam Gedwiser Chaim Saiman’s argues that the number of “gedolim” associated with a community - in this case, the modern and liberal Orthodox communities - is...

The Parenthetical Problem of Alenu

Zev Eleff on a perennially interesting portion of the liturgy.

The Making of a President for Yeshiva University

In a never-before-published memoir, Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein recalls the politics that surrounded Yeshiva University upon the death of President Bernard Revel and the search for his successor. 

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