On Racism and the Torah

Is the Mishnah racist? To answer the question, begs Elli Fischer, is to get a better understanding of both Judaism and Race

The Baptized Jew Who Had a Lot to Teach Us about Orthodox Judaism

Peter Berger, Daniel Korobkin argues, offers an important lens to understand Orthodox Judaism, its religious features and institutions.

Building Upon the Rav’s Legacy in Women’s Learning

Ezra Schwartz The recently published account of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s inaugural shiur at Stern College has rightfully generated much conversation about women and Gemara study. In light of this appropriate benchmark of forty years,...

Nafshah Hashkah Ba-Torah: A Response to Rabbi Saul Berman

Devora Steinmetz Thank you to Rabbi Saul Berman for his essay about the deliberations and planning that led to Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s opening shiur at Stern...

Celebrating Women’s Talmud and Acknowledging its Opponents

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.

How Can the Modern Orthodox Community Fulfill the Rav’s Vision for Women’s Talmud Study?

Rivka Kahan weighs in on the impact of the Rav's 1977 Stern College Talmud lecture and how the Modern Orthodox community can move forward.

Forty Years Later: The Rav’s Opening Shiur at the Stern College for Women Beit...

Forty years ago, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik changed women's Torah education forever. Rabbi Saul Berman tells us how that happened.

How Zionism Saved the Etrog in America

Zev Eleff explains what Zionism has to do with Sukkot, at least in America.

Are Modern Orthodox Jews More Comfortable with Mysticism or Anthropomorphism?

This siddur, Yaakov Jaffe argues, is where to look to find out what Orthodox Jews believe.

A Jewish Story of Two Hurricanes

Rabbi Adam Starr reflects on his community's hurricane relief efforts, and what it taught him about Jewish unity.

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