Noah Marlowe offers a personal reflection on the experience of simultaneously studying Hilkhot Aveilut and coping with loss from a clinical social work perspective. He explores the similarities and differences between the two lenses and how they could each benefit from being in conversation with each other.
Elli Fischer looks back at 30 years of Daf Yomi celebrations.
In the spirit of Hanukkah, Yaakov Jaffe offers an intriguing thesis tying together a series of Mishnayot in the fourth chapter of Pirkei Avot: they are all responding to various aspects of Epicurean philosophy.
How does Reish Lakish’s classic view of repentance help to account for the tragic dissolution of his relationship with Rabbi Yohanan?
Jeremy Brown considers the deeper significance of kashrut organizations' new humrah regarding eggs that were left out overnight.
Chaim Trachtman explores the relationship between moral instincts and rational thinking in Rabbinic Psychology.
Chaim Saiman comments on the nature of Simhat Torah.
David Fried explores the humra of pat Yisrael during the aseret yemei teshuvah.
Ari Elias-Bachrach examines the Israel Cheif Rabbi's recent decision not to bury the mother of a get-refuser.
Miriam Gedwiser explores the time Rabban Yohanan ben Zakai's students sought to comfort their teacher.