Jung Earth Creationism: Two New York Rabbis Respond to the Scopes Trial

No two Orthodox rabbis think exactly the same way, particularly on the matter of Darwinism in the wake of the Scopes Trial. 

Ron Santo and the Jews

A historical document on the Jewish love for the Cubs all-time great third baseman.

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.

Ethan Tucker Response

Ethan Tucker Looking for Gedolim in All the Wrong Places? I am grateful to the editors of Lehrhaus for inviting me into this discussion and to my friend...

להחזיר קטנים על הגדולים: Short Responses on Gedolim

A Lehrhaus Symposium dedicated to Chaim Saiman's recent article on Gedolim.

Netanel Wiederblank Response

New Links in an Old Chain Netanel Wiederblank     Prof. Chaim Saiman, in his illuminating article on gedolim, addresses the differing attitudes of Haredi, Centrist Orthodox, and liberal...

Miriam Gedwiser Response

A Question of Perpsective Miriam Gedwiser     Chaim Saiman’s argues that the number of “gedolim” associated with a community - in this case, the modern and liberal Orthodox...

Aryeh Klapper Response

Aryeh Klapper The Market For Halakhic Authority  - Some Reflections on Gadolnomics It is my great pleasure to respond to Prof. Chaim Saiman’s characteristically erudite, well-reasoned,...

Lawrence Kaplan Response to Saiman

The Function of the Centrist Orthodox Gadol Lawrence Kaplan I read Chaim Saiman’s essay, “The Market for Gedolim: A Tale of Supply and Demand,” with growing...

The Market for Gedolim: A Tale of Supply and Demand

Chaim Saiman explains how the demand threshold for gedolim may explain fault lines in the broader Orthodox community.

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