Tags Rav Aharon Lichtenstein
Tag: Rav Aharon Lichtenstein
One Life to Live: Torah u-Madda Today
Sarah Rindner contemplates whether Torah u-Madda as it’s sometimes interpreted can engender unreflective allegiance to trends in contemporary society that might harm our religious communities.
Taking Responsibility For Halakhic Guidance: A Response to Ezra Schwartz
In this response to last week’s article by Ezra Schwartz, Nathaniel Helfgot wonders whether the new pandemic-fueled trend toward centralized halakhic decision-making overburdens the most learned rabbis and takes too much autonomy from the others.
Reflections on Rav Aharon Lichtenstein’s Sixth Yahrtzeit
It has been six years since Rav Aharon Lichtenstein passed away. In reviewing a 2018 collection of essays by Rav Lichtenstein’s students, Alan Jotkowitz reflects on what we have lost and the void that remains.
An Alternate View on Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Academic Talmud Study
Lawrence Kaplan In his recent Lehrhaus essay “Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein and Academic Talmud Study,” Professor Avraham (Rami) Reiner proves himself to be a genuine disciple...
What if Rav Aharon had Stayed? A Counter-History of Postwar Orthodox...
In his first and last foray in this field, Zev Eleff tries his hand at some Modern Orthodox counter-history.