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Why I believe in Women and Their Batei Midrash

Shayna Goldberg acknowledges the challenges facing women's Talmud study but it's still worth the fight.
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Peer Press-ure: Cultural and Market Forces and the Orthodox Press

Yoel Finkelman explains why the Orthodox still have good use for newspapers, while many other groups don't.

Hokhmat Nashim

Ayelet Wenger on women and Torah and Talmud and some things (that get) in between.

TIMELY THOUGHTS

Azariah de Rossi’s Fascination with the Septuagint

What inspired Azariah de Rossi to take a work that cut against the grain of rabbinic views of the Septuagint and make it accessible to his Hebrew-reading fellow Jews?
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SCHOLARSHIP

orthodox print

Peer Press-ure: Cultural and Market Forces and the Orthodox Press

Yoel Finkelman explains why the Orthodox still have good use for newspapers, while many other groups don't.

COMMENTARY

beit midrash

Why I believe in Women and Their Batei Midrash

Shayna Goldberg acknowledges the challenges facing women's Talmud study but it's still worth the fight.

Hokhmat Nashim

Ayelet Wenger on women and Torah and Talmud and some things (that get) in between.

CULTURE

Nicole Krauss

A Return to Jewish Roots in Nicole Krauss’ Forest Dark

The question of whether or not your writing is Jewish is not up to you, because writing ultimately belongs to the reader. Krauss’ avatar answers Ozick perfectly: “Jewish literature would have to wait, as all Jewish things wait for a perfection that in our hearts we don’t really want to come.” In the end, perhaps all we can do is kvetch and vacillate between different answers to the question of what is Jewish literature—because, of course, the answer was never the point.

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