From Lawlessness to Respectability: A Response to Eli Putterman

Lawrence Kaplan responds to Eli Putterman's essay on Reish Laqish and sexuality.

Love (and Trust) Conquer All: Another Angle on the Akeidah

Alex Ozar drills down on the point of the Akeidah, responding to Herzl Hefter and Tzvi Sinensky.

The Modern Orthodox Vote and the Episcopalian Turn

Why do Orthodox Jews vote the way they do? Zev Eleff builds a case, using some unconventional data. 

What are the Essential Questions and Structures of Talmud Study?

Yaakov Jaffe responds to David Stein's earlier call to revamp the standard day school Talmud curriculum.

Aesopian Language in the Holocaust Writings of the Aish Kodesh of Piaseczno

The Hasidic work, Aish Kodesh, under the scholarly microscope, by Henry Abramson. 

Our Current Political Station: Might this be Modern Orthodoxy’s Moment?

Chaim Saiman suggests that, in the midst of a political transition, we may be on the brink of a "Modern Orthodox Moment."

Rupture and Revelation

Ayelet Wenger weaves together the personal, historical and exegetical in advance of reading Sefer Shemot.

The Modern Orthodox Women’s Agenda, the Eighties, and Bottom-Up Opposition

Zev Eleff tells the story of "Orthodox women's issues" in the 1980s and its impact on today's religious scene.

Translating Theory into Practice to Revolutionize the Teaching of Talmud

Yaakov Bieler continues the conversation on Talmud education, introducing "action research" to the discussion.

Curriculum, Crisis, and Change: Towards a Talmud Curriculum Grounded in Educational Theory

David Stein with a fresh look at the methods and priorities of teaching Talmud in Modern Orthodox day schools.

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