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The Fourth Chapter of Avot as an extended reflection on Epicurean...

In the spirit of Hanukkah, Yaakov Jaffe offers an intriguing thesis tying together a series of Mishnayot in the fourth chapter of Pirkei Avot: they are all responding to various aspects of Epicurean philosophy.

The Waters of Consolation: Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai and His Students

Miriam Gedwiser explores the time Rabban Yohanan ben Zakai's students sought to comfort their teacher.

Loyal As A Dog: How to Read “Jewish Art”

Marc Michael Epstein explores the nature of animal motifs in medieval Jewish manuscripts.

Advocacy of the Faithful: A View from Washington, DC

Nathan Diament of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center on the political advocacy of faith communities today.

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