Decision-Making on Matters of Halakhic Public Policy or Meta-Halakhic Issues: Some Tentative Thoughts

Nathaniel Helfgot outlines decision making in matters of halakhic policy and meta-halakhah.

The Talmud’s Economic Behavior, and the Study of Behavioral Economics

Shlomo Zuckier explores some surprising connections between the Talmud and the field of behavioral economics.

The Downside of Digital Democratization: A Response to Zev Eleff

Sarah Rudolph responds to Zev Eleff's article on "Digital Democratization".

The Hasmoneans as a Paradigm for Modern Jewish Sovereignty

R. Shimshon Nadel explores the connection between the Hasmonean dynasty and the modern-day State of Israel.

Halakhah’s Insiders and Outsiders

Shmuel Hain Reviews Chaim Saiman's Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law.

Saiman’s Halakhah: Rabbinic Law as Culture

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

No Law in Heaven

Moshe Koppel Reviews Chaim Saiman's Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law.

Nishmat HaBayit: A Window into the Successes of Yoatzot Halacha

Rabbi Ezra Schwartz reviews Nishmat HaBayit, a responsa collection by the Yoatzot Halacha of Nishmat

Is Religious Tolerance a Jewish Idea?

Jonathan Ziring comments on the "Jewishness" of religious tolerance.

The “Essentials” of Orthodox Judaism

Dr. Chaim Trachtman explores the role of essentialism within Orthodox Judaism

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