A Jewish Theology of Depression

Atara Cohen thinks through what our texts have to say about depression.

An Alternative History of American Modern Orthodoxy

Leah Sarna contributes to the Lehrhaus Symposium on the recent OU statement regarding female clergy.

The “Between-the-Lines” Faith of Rabbi Hershel Schachter

Zev Eleff takes us through the theology of one of American Orthodoxy much-discussed but less-analyzed rabbinic leaders, at least from this point of view.
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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s Portrait of Moses

In honor of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks’s 70th birthday, Ari Lamm explores his legacy as a biblical commentator.

What if Rav Aharon had Stayed? A Counter-History of Postwar Orthodox Judaism in the...

In his first and last foray in this field, Zev Eleff tries his hand at some Modern Orthodox counter-history.  

How to Translate “Halakhic Man”: A Response and a Proposal

Lawrence Kaplan defends his translation of Halakhic Man and calls for more efforts to make Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik's writings accessible to English readers.

Rabbi Warns Jews on Education: Advises Blend of Secular Study

In December 1932, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik had just arrived in Boston and outlined his vision for Orthodox Jewish education in the United States.

Prayer in an Age of Distraction

Zachary Truboff considers the experience of prayer, and what two recent publications on Tefillah emerging from the Religious Zionist community contribute.

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

Tzvi Sinensky responds to Herzl Hefter's Akeida essay.

The G-d of Our Faces

Merri Ukraincik contemplates G-d's role in our lives.

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