“This Is Prayer”: Hitbodedut In Rav Shagar’s and Rav Elhanan Nir’s Writings
Jeremy Tibbetts explores Hitbodedut in the thought of Rav Shagar and Rav Elchanan Nir, two contemporary Israeli thinkers.
Dancing with the Text: The Rabbinic Use of Midrashic Allegory
Malka Simkovich explores how Chazal approached our sacred texts in their midrashic allegories and how this issue continues to effect our approach to the torah today.
The Yemima Method: An Israeli Psychological-Spiritual Approach
Yael Unterman reflects on the Yemima Method, the psycho-spiritual approach little-known in America but quickly growing in popularity in Israel.
A Modern Orthodox Hedgehog for a Postmodern World: Part 2
In part 1, Gil Perl argued that Modern Orthodox is in need of a Hedgehog Concept and put forward Or (la-)Goyim as a candidate for that role. In part 2, he details what this might look like in practice and why it would appeal to our youth in a post-modern world.
A Modern Orthodox Hedgehog for a Postmodern World: Part 1
Gil Perl argues that Modern Orthodox currently lacks a “Hedgehog Concept,” namely something at their core that they passionately believe they do better than anyone else in the world. He argues that Or Goyim, as articulated by 19th century luminaries like Netziv and Hirsch, is the Hedgehog concept that can engage Modern Orthodox Youth in a postmodern world.
On Religious Jewish Counterculture in Translation
Avinoam Stillman argues that the uniqueness of Yaakov Nagen's newly-translated book lies in its eclecticism and down-to-earth relevance to everyday life.
Life Between the Lines
Rav Dov Zinger discusses his innovative perspective on education, and why its important to listen to what happens beyond the back and forth of the classroom.
The Development of Neo-Hasidism: Echoes and Repercussions Part IV: Arthur Green and Conclusion
Ariel Evan Mayse concludes his four-part discussion with the works of Arthur Green and the future of the Neo-Hasidism.
The Development of Neo-Hasidism: Echoes and Repercussions Part III: Shlomo Carlebach and Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
Ariel Evan Mayse considers the neo-Hasidic approaches of Shlomo Carlebach and Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.
Israel’s Light: A Response to Rabbi Meir Soloveichik
Rafi Eis responds to Meir Soloveichik on the role of Jews and Judaism in today's political climate.