“Do Not Summarize Me on Wikipedia.” The Thought of Hanan Ben Ari
Natan Oliff analyzes the deep philosophical messages in the music of Israeli singer Hanan Ben Ari.
My Body in the East, My Heart in the West
What is it like to make aliyah from New Jersey precisely at a time when North American Jewry is suffering more heavily than Israel? Ahead of Yom Yerushalayim, Sarah Rindner, drawing on Yehuda ha-Levi and Yehudah Amichai, reflects.
Reclaiming Lag ba-Omer
Rav Ronen Neuwirth suggests that the strictures of social distancing enable us to reduce this year's Lag BaOmer bonfires - which he sees as a very good thing.
“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.
A Journey to the Land of Prayer
An exclusive look into Rav Dov Singer's new English work on prayer, Prepare My Prayer.
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.
On Religious Jewish Counterculture in Translation
Avinoam Stillman argues that the uniqueness of Yaakov Nagen's newly-translated book lies in its eclecticism and down-to-earth relevance to everyday life.
Life Between the Lines
Rav Dov Zinger discusses his innovative perspective on education, and why its important to listen to what happens beyond the back and forth of the classroom.
Shas’ Rav Ovadia: Omnipresent “Abba” Looks Down From Above
Meshulam Gotlieb responds to Shaul Seidler-Feller with his own interpretation of Shas' 2019 political campaign.