Chesky Kopel looks at the various tellings and retellings of the controversial deal that Rudolph Kastner made with Nazi leadership in Budapest and argues that they represent a modern-day Midrashic presentation of the history.
Meshulam Gotlieb responds to Shaul Seidler-Feller with his own interpretation of Shas' 2019 political campaign.
Shaul Seidler-Feller Introduction Early last week, a friend forwarded me a recently-published video produced in Israel. When it began to play, I was quickly...
Ari Elias-Bachrach examines the Israel Cheif Rabbi's recent decision not to bury the mother of a get-refuser.
Jerome Marcus comments on the connection between davening with sinners and playing politics.
A Talmudic poem about Holocaust appropriation.
Joshua Yuter considers rabbinic conceptions of justice in the age of #metoo.
R. Shimshon Nadel explores the connection between the Hasmonean dynasty and the modern-day State of Israel.
Alex Ozar comments on preaching politics from the pulpit.
Eliezer Finkelman offers his thoughts on politicizing from the pulpit.