Two Decades of Learning with Professor Halivni
Elana Stein Hain Editor’s Note: We are running a number of pieces for the sheloshim of Professor David Weiss Halivni z"l. For Elli Fischer’s introduction...
A Rosh Yeshiva in an Ivy League University
Channa Lockshin Bob Editor’s Note: We are running a number of pieces for the sheloshim of Professor David Weiss Halivni z"l. For Elli Fischer’s introduction...
The Maculate Conception: Introducing a Symposium on Rabbi Prof. David Weiss...
Elli Fischer Just over a month ago, the Jewish world lost Rabbi Professor David Weiss Halivni, one of its greatest and most creative Talmudic minds...
Manna as a “Detox Diet”: On Rav Mendel of Rymanov’s Segulah...
Lehrhaus Founding and Consulting Editor Elli Fischer on why R. Mendel of Rimanov is said to have spoken about the man every Shabbat for 22 consecutive years, and why reciting parshat ha-man the Tuesday before Parshat Beshalah might not be a segulah for parnasa, but R. Mendel's exhortation to be content with our lot.
The Torah of the Kishkes
In honor of the recent release of Moshe Koppel's new Koren/Maggid book, Judaism Straight Up: Why Real Religion Endures, Elli Fischer traces the decades-long trajectory of Koppel's "Torah of the Kishkes" philosophy of Judaism.
Wisdom and Human Pretention: The Riddle of Shlomo and its Resolution
Special for Sukkot, we are honored to publish this piece by Rav Nahum Rabinovitch zz"l, appearing first the first time in print. Special thanks to Elli Fischer for translating and Koren for permission to publish.
From Madison Square Garden to MetLife Stadium: Transformations in Daf Yomi...
Elli Fischer looks back at 30 years of Daf Yomi celebrations.
The Haunted Yeshivah: Abaye and the Torah of ADHD
Elli Fischer examines the interplay between Talmudic Halakhah and Aggadah.
Shabbat Morning Youth Groups: Implementing Rav Moshe Feinstein’s Inclusion Imperative
Zevi Fischer offers suggestions on how to implement Rabbi Moshe Feinstein's inclusion imperative.