Yaakov Taubes explores the background to Maimonides’s explanation for how the Mishnah is ordered.
Yakov Nagen's Soul of the Mishna contains a wealth of readings that combine academic, literary, and spiritual perspectives on the Mishnah, writes Richard Hidary. Read the full review of the book, now accessible to an English-speaking audience, in our latest at the Lehrhaus.
In his latest for the Lehrhaus, Aton Holzer sheds light on the hidden roots of Hanukkah–exploring the political and theological meaning of the holiday from the Second Temple period through the Talmud.
For Parshat Naso, Lehrhaus editor Yosef Lindell compares three twentieth-century rereadings of the Sotah ritual that make the passage more palatable to modern audiences.
As another Pesach in isolation approaches, Will Friedman examines how Rabbinic texts take solo sedarim into account.
Michael Bernstein examines how the individual experience is ironically incorporated into holidays that are all about the community.