Loyal As A Dog: How to Read “Jewish Art”

Marc Michael Epstein explores the nature of animal motifs in medieval Jewish manuscripts.

The Upside-Down Search for Hametz

Eli Genauer explores the profound impact of a printing error on the halakhot of Pesah.

Born to Return

Alex Ozar explores the significance of Torah study in the womb.

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.

When Satmar Censored the Hatam Sofer

William Gewirtz continues to offer his thoughts on the meaning of bein ha-shemashot.

Hilkhot Nashim: A Cautious Revolution 

Gila Bieler-Hoch reviews Hilkhot Nashim, published by JOFA and Maggid Books.

Jewish Justice and #MeToo

Joshua Yuter considers rabbinic conceptions of justice in the age of #metoo.

If Your Wife Is Short, Bend Down and Hear Her Whisper: Rereading Tanur shel...

Miriam Gedwiser Sometimes, returning to a familiar text uncovers something new. In this essay, I hope to reexamine the story of the Oven of Akhnai...

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.

Vaccines, Hysteria, and Rabbinic Responsibility: A Plea from the Trenches

Jeremy Brown comments on the history and necessity of vaccination in the Jewish community.

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