Miriam Zami’s essay, runner-up to Hadar's annual Ateret Zvi Prize, uncovers the political and theological resistance of Rabbi Akiva’s laughter in the wake of the destruction of the Temple.
Ben Greenfield’s essay, winner of Hadar's annual Ateret Zvi Prize, explores why Hazal chose to situate Hilkhot Aveilut in tractate Moed Katan.
Natan Oliff explores the evolving role of truth throughout Tanakh and later Jewish history.
Rafi Eis responds to Meir Soloveichik on the role of Jews and Judaism in today's political climate.
Alex Ozar offers an in-depth reading of Eglah Arufah against the backdrop of current events.
With Yom Kippur in view, Shlomo Zuckier presents a close reading of Isaiah 58.