Rav Yehuda Amital and the Secret of Jewish Continuity

In commemoration of Rav Amital's seventh Yahrtzeit, Shlomo Zuckier shares Rav Amital's teachings on Jewish continuity, in Derasha form.

Bilam, God, and the Silent and Slanted Spaces

For Eve Grubin, Bilam's hidden messages is a lesson for the Torah and for life.

An Academic-Hasidic Love of Torah

Yakov Z. Mayer reflects on the life of a remarkable Hasidic academic.

The Nature of Halakhic Civil Law

Chaim Saiman analyzes how the Torah's two introductions to the revelation at Sinai correspond to two perspectives on the nature of halakhic civil law.

The Utility of Ambiguity

Dina Brawer explores "certainty" and "doubt" in rabbinic tradition.

A Golden Anniversary for “Jerusalem of Gold”

Akiva Shapiro offers reflections on Naomi Shemer's culture-changing song.

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