“This Is Prayer”: Hitbodedut In Rav Shagar’s and Rav Elhanan Nir’s Writings
Jeremy Tibbetts explores Hitbodedut in the thought of Rav Shagar and Rav Elchanan Nir, two contemporary Israeli thinkers.
The Anti-Spiritual Rabbi: A Student’s Perspective
Shlomo Spivack discusses the anti-spirituality of his teacher, Rav Menachem Froman.
The Yemima Method: An Israeli Psychological-Spiritual Approach
Yael Unterman reflects on the Yemima Method, the psycho-spiritual approach little-known in America but quickly growing in popularity in Israel.
A Modern Orthodox Hedgehog for a Postmodern World: Part 2
In part 1, Gil Perl argued that Modern Orthodox is in need of a Hedgehog Concept and put forward Or (la-)Goyim as a candidate for that role. In part 2, he details what this might look like in practice and why it would appeal to our youth in a post-modern world.
A Modern Orthodox Hedgehog for a Postmodern World: Part 1
Gil Perl argues that Modern Orthodox currently lacks a “Hedgehog Concept,” namely something at their core that they passionately believe they do better than anyone else in the world. He argues that Or Goyim, as articulated by 19th century luminaries like Netziv and Hirsch, is the Hedgehog concept that can engage Modern Orthodox Youth in a postmodern world.
The Tragic Heroes of Bratslav: R. Nathan Bratslaver on Dispute and Multiple Truths
Lehrhaus editor Yehuda Fogel asks: What does R. Nosson Bratslaver's understanding of controversy have to do with Hegel?
Rationalism, Mysticism, and the “Off-the-Derekh” Phenomenon
Gavi Kutliroff There is a popular misconception that Modern Orthodox teenagers abandon halakhic observance because of a pubescent pattern of rebellion and disdain for authority...
Teaching Talmud in the 21st Century: A Student Voice
Dan Jutan, Dov Greenwood, and Meir Kerzner explore the fundamentals of Jewish Education.
Inside Joke: The Spiritual Genius of Rav Menachem Froman
Josh Rosenfeld delves into the world of Rabbi Menachem Froman.
The Voice and the Sword: A Meta-Narrative in Rashi
Dan Jutan locates a fascinating meta-narrative within Rashi's commentary.