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.

Making Expertise Available to Women: A Programmatic Agenda for Advanced Torah Study

Rabbi Judah Goldberg offers his suggestions to raise the bar of advanced Torah study for women.
women's learning

The Messages We Are Sending

Tamar Snyder Chaitovsky calls on synagogues to create an infrastructure for women's learning and spirituality.
beit midrash

Why I believe in Women and Their Batei Midrash

Shayna Goldberg acknowledges the challenges facing women's Talmud study but it's still worth the fight.

The Opaque Ceiling Hovering Over Women’s Torah Study: A Reply to Judah Goldberg

Chaim Saiman responds to Rabbi Judah Goldberg on why women's advanced Talmud classes haven't advanced.

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...

A Spirited Quest

Giti Bendheim reflects on her journey within the world of Orthodox women's learning and philanthropy.

Do We Really Know What We Think We Know? The Current State of Social...

Matthew Williams breaks down the trustworthiness of two recent much-discussed surveys of American Orthodox Jews.

Women and Paternalism

Judah Goldberg responds to Chaim Saiman, continuing the discussion on women's higher Torah learning.

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.

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