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Confronting Biblical Criticism: A Review Essay

Marc B. Shapiro reviews a new edited volume by Yoram Hazony, Gil Student, and Alex Sztuden that offers a traditional defense of revelation in light of modern biblical criticism.

Revisiting Maimonides’s Merkavah Chapters

In this timely piece, David Fried analyzes Maimonides' explanation of the ma'aseh merkavah in light of the Talmud's strictures on its teaching outlined in Hagigah. Fried's analysis reveals how Maimonides changed course from the Aristotelianism that he posited at other points in his career.

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.

My Teacher, Professor Yaakov Blidstein ztz”l

After Professor Yaakov Blidstein's passing on Thursday, Marc Herman recalls his teacher's astonishing blend of scholarly creativity and intellectual humility.

Torat Hashem Heftzo: Finding Wonder in Torah Study

Rabbi Kenneth Brander, head of Ohr Torah Stone, explores what the daily blessing on Talmud Torah can teach us about how to foster religious continuity.

Beyond Perfect Repentance

Eliezer Finkelman discusses the meaning of perfect repentance.

When Rambam Met the Izhbitser Rebbe: Response to a Straussian Reading...

Bezalel Naor responds to Bezalel Safran's Straussian reading of the Rambam.

Maimonidean Providence & Stoicism

Ariel Krakowski explores the connection between Maimonides and the Stoics.

Saiman’s Halakhah: Rabbinic Law as Culture

Suzanne Last Stone reviews Chaim Saiman's Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law.

Mysticism and its Alternatives: Rethinking Maimonides

David Fried forwards the surprising thesis that Maimonides was a medieval mystic.