Why Religious Liberty Can’t Justify Torture, Even When It’s for a Get

Avi Helfand on when law trumps religious liberty, and for good reason.

The Nature of Halakhic Civil Law

Chaim Saiman analyzes how the Torah's two introductions to the revelation at Sinai correspond to two perspectives on the nature of halakhic civil law.

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

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

Can a Court Really Ban Kapparot and Why it Matters for the American Jewish...

Michael (Avi) Helfand on a recent court case with implications for American Jews as members of both a religious and a minority community.

Refusing to Bury Family Members of a Get Refuser: A Dramatic Step With Longstanding...

Ari Elias-Bachrach examines the Israel Cheif Rabbi's recent decision not to bury the mother of a get-refuser.

Yeshivish Women Clergy: The Secular State and Changing Roles for Women in Ultra-Orthodoxy

Laura Shaw Frank contributes to the Lehrhaus Symposium on the recent OU statement regarding female clergy.

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