Celebrating Women’s Talmud and Acknowledging its Opponents

Rabbi Leonard Matanky reflects on Rabbi Saul Berman's account of the Rav's 1977 Stern College Talmud shiur and Orthodox Judaism's & slippery slope complex.

Star-Spangled Synagogue: Do National Flags Belong in Our Houses of Worship?

On this flag day, Moshe Kurtz surveys the arguments for and against displaying national flags in synagogues.

Shomron Kol Titein: Let the Silent Sisters Speak and be Consoled

Yosef Lindell examines why Shomron Kol Titein is a fitting conclusion to the daytime kinnot on Tisha Be-Av.

Traditional Revolutionaries

Ilan Fuchs reviews Naomi Seidman’s book Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement.

Bringing Back Torah u-Madda

Yaakov Bieler details several reasons why Torah u-Madda remains important to our role as Torah Jews and some practical ways we can implement this approach.

Torah u-Madda for All?

Leah Sarna addresses the perceived disconnect between the ideal Torah U-Madda lifestyle and the gendered reality of advanced Torah study for women.

The Source of Faith is Faith Alone

Rabbi David Wolkenfeld explores the meaning of faith in this review of Rabbi Chaim Jachter's Reason to Believe

Ron Santo and the Jews

A historical document on the Jewish love for the Cubs all-time great third baseman.

Decentralization and Centralization: A COVID Tale of the Modern Orthodox Community

As the Covid-19 pandemic looks like it might be subsiding, Ezra Schwartz, a Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University, incisively examines competing trends toward decentralization of synagogue life and centralization of halakhic decision-making that are reshaping the Modern Orthodox world.

Response to “Manels” in Modern Orthodoxy

Mali Brofsky argues that often, "Manels" are a product of women's conscious personal decisions. Agree or disagree?