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.

Mitzvah Merchants and their Made-in-America Toys

Zev Eleff examines some of the toys peddled around by mitzvah merchants and other fascinating features of Ultra-Orthodox culture. 

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.

Why the Courts Got the Get-Torturer Case Right: Religious Liberty as Mutual Accommodation

Yishai Schwartz responds to Michael (Avi) Helfand on the matter of American law, religious liberties and get-torture.

Decentralizing Religious Authority

Rachel Levmore asks whether Internet feuds are the proper way to adjudicate halakhic matters.

A Failed Attempt to Challenge the Halakhic Prenup

Jeremy Stern dissects the recent and supposed Israeli ban against the BDA prenup. 

Rabbi Norman Lamm’s Theology of Anti-Racism

Shmuel Lamm examines Rabbi Norman Lamm's sermons for insights on a crucial issue.

Would the Rav Approve of the Soloveitchik Siddur?

Yaakov Jaffe on the Rav, prayer and Modern Orthodox Jews who wish to pray like the Rav.

Not Your Parents’ “Nonobservance:” A Rejoinder

Zev Eleff offers a rejoinder to his critics regarding the Non-Observant Orthodox Jew.

Big-Tent Orthodoxy and the Return of the NOOJ

Elli Fischer argues that news of the non-observant Orthodox Jews' demise has been premature.

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