A Modern Orthodox Hedgehog for a Postmodern World: Part 1

Gil Perl argues that Modern Orthodox currently lacks a “Hedgehog Concept,” namely something at their core that they passionately believe they do better than anyone else in the world. He argues that Or Goyim, as articulated by 19th century luminaries like Netziv and Hirsch, is the Hedgehog concept that can engage Modern Orthodox Youth in a postmodern world.

Life Between the Lines

Rav Dov Zinger discusses his innovative perspective on education, and why its important to listen to what happens beyond the back and forth of the classroom.

Toward Holistic Models of Assessing Judaic Studies Classroom Success in Day Schools

Eliana Yashgur argues that grading Judaic subjects in day schools harms the larger goals of Jewish education, and offers some alternative practices.

Rationalism, Mysticism, and the “Off-the-Derekh” Phenomenon

Gavi Kutliroff There is a popular misconception that Modern Orthodox teenagers abandon halakhic observance because of a pubescent pattern of rebellion and disdain for authority...

Philanthropy is Great, It’s Where You Give That Matters

Hillel David Rap responds to Jordan Soffer and Jay Kelman.

Philanthropy Works; We Just Need More of It 

Jay Kelman responds to Hillel David Rapp.

To Ensure Excellence in Jewish Education, Invest in Jewish Day Schools: A Response to...

Jordan D. Soffer offers an impassioned response to Hillel David Rapp on day school tuition.

Teaching Talmud in the 21st Century: A Student Voice

Dan Jutan, Dov Greenwood, and Meir Kerzner explore the fundamentals of Jewish Education.

To Lower Tuition Costs, Stop Donating to Schools and Start a Bank

Hillel David Rapp comments on the connection between Jewish philanthropy and day school tuition.

Personalizing Torah for Today’s Student: Lessons from Israel

Jay Goldmintz adds his voice to the discussion on Modern Orthodox Talmud Curriculum.