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.
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.
Lehrhaus editor Yehuda Fogel asks: What does R. Nosson Bratslaver's understanding of controversy have to do with Hegel?
Gavi Kutliroff There is a popular misconception that Modern Orthodox teenagers abandon halakhic observance because of a pubescent pattern of rebellion and disdain...
Dan Jutan, Dov Greenwood, and Meir Kerzner explore the fundamentals of Jewish Education.
Josh Rosenfeld delves into the world of Rabbi Menachem Froman.
Dan Jutan locates a fascinating meta-narrative within Rashi's commentary.
Marc Dworkin re-examines the impact of Rav Shagar's thought on the English-speaking audience.
Zachary Truboff considers the experience of prayer, and what two recent publications on Tefillah emerging from the Religious Zionist community contribute.
William Plevan argues that by introducing the concepts of myth and second naiveté to Jewish theology, Neil Gillman captured the spirit of the burgeoning postmodern moment.