What is a Jewish Classicist?

Simon Goldhill provides an entertaining and thought-provoking exploration of how Jewish scholars' religious identities impact their work in the field of classics.

Semikhah and Mesorah: A Response to the OU Panel

Jeffrey Fox contributes to the Lehrhaus Symposium on the recent OU statement regarding female clergy.

“I’d Fast a Second Day”

Julie Goldstein reflects on her recent Yom Kippur experience and why it matters for Orthodox women everywhere.

Decentralizing Religious Authority

Rachel Levmore asks whether Internet feuds are the proper way to adjudicate halakhic matters.

Pharisees

A Game by Any Other Name

Todd Berman warns of antisemitism in strange places.

Incensed by Coronavirus: Prayer and Ketoret in Times of Epidemic

Dr. Eddie Reichman, an ER doctor on the front lines of fighting Coronavirus, and an expert in the history of halakhah and medicine, shares a unique perspective on history of combatting plagues in the Jewish tradition.
Berkovits _ Judaisim

Judaism in a New World: The Pain, the Paradox, and the Prayer

Dov Berkovits reflects on his father, Eliezer Berkovits's legacy, his philosophy and attitude toward halakhah and the Jewish people.

My Rebbe – Rav Nachum Eliezer Rabinovitch

Rav Yoni Rosensweig remembers his rebbe, HaRav Nachum Rabinovitch zz"l.

The Pedagogical Imagination of a Subversive Conservative: Rabbi Soloveitchik’s Arrival as an Educational Visionary

Jeffrey Saks concludes The Lehrhaus series, mapping out the intellectual biography of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Mitzvah Merchants and their Made-in-America Toys

Zev Eleff examines some of the toys peddled around by mitzvah merchants and other fascinating features of Ultra-Orthodox culture.