Revival of the Forgotten Talmud
Sefaria has recently published a new bilingual digital edition of Talmud Yerushalmi. Taking stock of this development, Zachary Rothblatt offers an erudite synthesis of the history of Yerushalmi.
Should the Davening of the Tenth of Tevet Take Sides in...
Several reasons are given in our tradition about the reason for the fast on the Tenth of Tevet. The liturgy for the day takes a stand on what the true reasons are, but Yaakov Jaffe questions whether this stand is the right one.
A Biblical Defense of Cities
Yehuda Goldberg explains how the Bible's depictions of the Tower of Babel and of Jerusalem teaches us about the risk and potential of cities.
Tehila Wenger offers a short story on loss, eternity, and olive trees .
How Mendelssohn’s Torah and Philosophy Converge: A Study of “Anokhi”
How do Moses Mendelssohn and Revelation jibe? Judah Kerbel offers some perspective.
The Simple Judaism of a Rosh Yeshiva-Novelist
In a continuing series on great, modern Israeli thinkers, Joe Wolfson explores the powerful themes in a novel by Rav Haim Sabato.
A Golden Anniversary for “Jerusalem of Gold”
Akiva Shapiro offers reflections on Naomi Shemer's culture-changing song.