Modeling Modernity: Revisiting the Rabbi Soloveitchik Paradigm
Chaim Trachtman contributes to the Lehrhaus Symposium on the recent OU statement regarding female clergy.
When Kaddish Becomes Currency: Mapping Out the Mechanics of Merit
Moshe Kurtz explores several halakhic questions concerning the recitation of kaddish for the deceased, all of which point to a larger discussion about how one can confer merit on someone else.
“Miracles Do Not Happen at Every Hour”: Purim Drinking as anti-Christian Polemic
Eliav Grossman examines the Talmud's account of drinking on Purim, reading it as directed at Christian texts and traditions.
On the Lomdus of the OU Responsum
Chaim Twerski contributes to the Lehrhaus Symposium on the recent OU statement regarding female clergy.
A Principled Pesak and a Window into Pesak
Shmuel Winiarz contributes to the Lehrhaus Symposium on the recent OU statement regarding female clergy.
Humor: The Refuge of the Wise
Rami Reiner examines how our understanding of a Talmudic passage could change if we allow for the possibility of it being a comedy.
The Nazir and the Priest
Yoni Nouriel examines an episode in the Talmud where Shimon Ha-Tzadik describes his encounter with an impure Nazir.
U-shemor Nafshekha: The Curious History of the (Supposed) Mitzvah to Maintain One’s Health
What does the Torah mean when it says to "guard your nefesh (soul)"? Lehrhaus editor David Fried reevaluates the common understanding of a Torah mandate for healthy living.
Tehila Wenger offers a short story on loss, eternity, and olive trees .
“Justice has not Been Done”: Officer Immunity and Accountability in Jewish Law (Part 2)
David Polsky meticulously explores officer immunity in Halakha and compares it with the American legal standard of qualified immunity.