Michael Bernstein examines how the individual experience is ironically incorporated into holidays that are all about the community.
Can individual autonomy be reconciled with the practice of Halakhah? It can and must, insisted Rav Nachum Rabinovich zz"l. In honor of Rav Rabinovich's sheloshim this past Thursday, David Silverstein explains.
Matt Lubin reflects on the holiday of Shavuot.
How do Moses Mendelssohn and Revelation jibe? Judah Kerbel offers some perspective.
Jerome Marcus explores understandings of freedom within halakhah and how they relate to Pesah and Shavuot
Yosef Lindell explores the true nature of the Aseret ha-Dibrot.
Rabbi Kenneth Brander, head of Ohr Torah Stone, explores what the daily blessing on Talmud Torah can teach us about how to foster religious continuity.
The call to learn Torah at night surprisingly comes from a verse in Lamentations. Yaakov Weinstein discusses what we can learn from this, and what it means for the practice of staying up on Shavuot.
Ben Lorber reflects on the meaning of ya'aleh ve-yavo.
Batya Hefter explores a Hasidic understanding of “Sinai consciousness” and proposes a way to re-experience it on Shavuot.
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