Shimon Laufer examines how Rabbinic understanding of the holiday of Passover influenced the holiday of Purim, and how one of the oldest manuscripts of the Mishnah hints that the converse may be true as well.
Rami Reiner examines how our understanding of a Talmudic passage could change if we allow for the possibility of it being a comedy.
Special for Sukkot, we are honored to publish this piece by Rav Nahum Rabinovitch zz"l, appearing first the first time in print. Special thanks to Elli Fischer for translating and Koren for permission to publish.
Lehrhaus founder Shlomo Zuckier examines the debate about whether we can repeat Teshuvah for the same sin.
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.
Miriam Gedwiser explores the time Rabban Yohanan ben Zakai's students sought to comfort their teacher.
Elli Fischer examines the interplay between Talmudic Halakhah and Aggadah.
Yitzchak Blau reviews Jeffrey Rubenstein’s The Land of Truth, Talmud Tales, Timeless Teachings.
Marc Michael Epstein explores the nature of animal motifs in medieval Jewish manuscripts.
Alex Ozar explores the significance of Torah study in the womb.