Yonah Lavery-Yisraeli offers a careful examination of an enigmatic discussion in the Shulhan Arukh’s laws on neighborly relations. She demonstrates how “radical presence” and attention to sensory details is an essential strategy for halakhic decision-making.
Avi Garson traces the rise and fall of the classical Sephardic tradition and calls for a renewed return to its fundamental principles.
Steven Gotlib reviews Eugene Korn’s To Be a Holy People: Jewish Tradition and Ethical Values, a book which asks hard questions about whether Halakhah can integrate with the demands of contemporary ethics.
As 2022 comes to a close, the Lehrhaus team is proud to feature some highlights from our contributions this past year. Yet again, we have published at least one hundred original pieces across a wide variety of genres.
Aaron Segal reviews Staying Human by Harris Bor.
Tzvi Sinensky carefully examines the Tzitz Eliezer’s view on sexual reassignment surgery.
Recent years have seen dramatic changes in the packaging of Taharat ha-Mishpahah education on Instagram, from video reels to influencers to new, diverse online communities. Lindsey Bodner offers an astute, well-researched review of this new paradigm shift in Taharat ha-Mishpahah education today.
Yaakov Jaffe traces the origins and evolution of the custom to shake the lulav in different directions.
Naima Hirsch Gelman provides three powerful poems exploring important themes in halakhic womanhood.
Can Halakhah really countenance euthanasia? Alan Jotkowitz responds to Leead Staller