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...

Vaccines, Hysteria, and Rabbinic Responsibility: A Plea from the Trenches

Jeremy Brown comments on the history and necessity of vaccination in the Jewish community.

How Zionism Saved the Etrog in America

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

What Yitro Can Teach Us About Synagogue Leadership

Gidon Rothstein mines parashat Yitro for insight into best practices in synagogue governance.

Miriam Gedwiser Response

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...

Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are

Rivka Press Schwartz contributes to the Lehrhaus Symposium on the recent OU statement regarding female clergy.

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

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.

Get Your Hashkafa Out of My Chumash!

Yaakov Jaffe provides an ideological argument against including ideology in our Chumashim.

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,...

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