With Hoshanah Rabbah today and the theme of repentance in mind, Jack Cohen explores the role that outsiders play in one's teshuva process through an enigmatic midrash instructing one to return a person to themselves.
Elli Fischer contributes to the Lehrhaus Symposium on the recent OU statement regarding female clergy.
David Fried offers a novel reading of the Akeidah.
What was Alexander Hamilton's relationship to Judaism? In his review of a new book about Hamilton's Jewish world, Lehrhaus editor Yisroel Ben-Porat explores the arguments to be made for a "Jewish" founding father.
What motivated the first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rav Herzog, to work tirelessly on the seemingly quixotic project of running the modern State of Israel on the basis of Halakhah? Reviewing Alexandar Kaye's new book on the subject, Rabbi Shalom Carmy explains.
Chesky Kopel looks analyzes an early Zionist text to give insight into Jewish reactions to the Armenian genocide.
With newly found material, Bezalel Naor places Rav Kook's Hasidut into historical and literary context.
Rav Shagar's postmodern insights on accepting the yoke of Heaven, for your pre-Shavuos reading pleasure!
No two Orthodox rabbis think exactly the same way, particularly on the matter of Darwinism in the wake of the Scopes Trial.
David Fried clarifies the concept of imitating God through Rashi's oft-neglected reading of “It is not good for man to be alone”