The Market For Halakhic Authority: Some Reflections on Gadolnomics
Aryeh Klapper It is my great pleasure to respond to Prof. Chaim Saiman’s characteristically erudite, well-reasoned, and provocative essay about Liberal Orthodoxy and “gedolim.” I agree entirely...
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 excitement and admiration. Saiman’s shift of...
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.
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.