Did elite rabbinic figures jumpstart Bais Yaakov, or was it a grassroots women's movement? Leslie Ginsparg Klein explains.
Chaim Saiman on halakhic change and the observance of Tisha Be-Av.
In 1927, Rabbi Boruch Ber Leibowitz wrote a poem, an ode to Rabbi Hayyim Soloveitchik of Brisk. Nati Helfgot provides the background and a translation.
Zohar Atkins offers poetic reflections on Tisha be-Av on high.
Ben Rothke takes a sober look at a new book that tries to square Orthodox Judaism with New Age Medicine.
Ezra Sivan presents a new analysis of Shabbat and how it throws light on so much more in the Torah.
Ayelet Wenger offers a creative, intertextual reading of the story of Rabbi Akiva and the Wolf on the Temple Mount.
In commemoration of Rav Amital's seventh Yahrtzeit, Shlomo Zuckier shares Rav Amital's teachings on Jewish continuity, in Derasha form.
Zev Eleff examines some of the toys peddled around by mitzvah merchants and other fascinating features of Ultra-Orthodox culture.
Michah Gottlieb reflects on the recent discussion on biblical scholarship and its implications for Orthodox Jews, in light of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch's writings.
Yishai Schwartz responds to Michael (Avi) Helfand on the matter of American law, religious liberties and get-torture.