From Polemic to Pandemic: The Past, Present, and Future of Hazarat...
Post-pandemic proposals to omit hazarat ha-shatz on a permanent basis have been soundly rejected by halakhic authorities. Is this due exclusively to halakhic considerations, or are additional factors at play? Yosie Levine contends that Ashkenazic rabbinic opposition to 19th-century attempts to eliminate hazarat ha-shatz may still be shaping halakhic discourse today.
The Autism Question and Beyond: Rereading the Joseph Saga
R. Yitzchak Blau analyzes the 2018 book, Was Yosef on the Spectrum?
There Are Jews Everywhere: Divine Revelation through the Other in Malamud’s...
Eileen Watts puts the writings of Bernard Malamud in conversation with today's immigrant debate.