Searching for the Vatican’s Menorah

Tzvi Sinensky on the lost Menorah, the Vatican theory, and the ideology of the search and mythology.

Cultural Migrations of a Hanukkah Pilgrimage

Elli Fischer explores the ideological components of developments in Hanukkah traditions.

On Candlelight

Media culture scholar, Matt Sienkiewicz, reflects on the Maccabeats phenomenon and the group's first viral smash.

The Making of “Lights”

Shmuel Klitsner's insider perspectives on making a Hanukkah classic.

There’s No Need to Sacrifice Sacrifice: A Response to Rabbi Herzl Hefter

Tzvi Sinensky responds to Herzl Hefter's Akeida essay.

The Vital Principles of Judaism in Our beloved Country: An Early Twentieth Century...

Lehrhaus is proud to present Rabbi Henry Schneeberger's 1911 sermon in honor of Thanksgiving.

Wise Trader or Deceitful Traitor? Eshet Hayil Reconsidered

Eliav Grossman contextualizes the femininity emerging from some of Proverbs' best known passages

Surrender or Struggle? The Akeidah Reconsidered

Herzl Hefter provides critical perspective on a stream of Akeidah interpretation from Kierkegaard to the Rav

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.

Kohelet: Seeking to Uncover and Bury

Shlomo Zuckier seeks and uncovers rabbinic-Biblical intertextuality.

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