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.

Charismatic Leaders and Spiritual Seekers: A Review of Jews in the Age of Authenticity

Yael Unterman reviews a new book exploring the limits religious authenticity and Judaism.

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.  

The Parenthetical Problem of Alenu

Zev Eleff on a perennially interesting portion of the liturgy.

The State of the Conversation

Zev Eleff and Ari Lamm cap off the Lehrhaus Symposium on the OU statement.

Why Do We Deserve God’s Favor?

Ezra Sivan probes the Sabbath and the Torah's call to love God.

The Troubling Trend of Photoshopping History

Leslie Ginsparg Klein examines a new case of Orthodox censorship, contextualizing it within recent trends and religious culture.

The G-d of Our Faces

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

The OU Paper: Three Lenses

Elli Fischer contributes to the Lehrhaus Symposium on the recent OU statement regarding female clergy.

A Jewish Theology of Depression

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

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