LEHRHAUS LATEST

Beyond the Mussar Schmooze: A Proposal for Modern Orthodox Moral Education

In this latest piece addressing Modern Orthodox education, Anthony Knopf lays out the case for formal moral education in our schools that is rooted in Jewish thought and guided by the latest research in the field.

Queen Aster and Queen Esther

Ariel Clark Silver describes how Queen Esther’s story inspired women’s rights activist Louisa May Alcott’s short fable of an Aster who wisely ruled the kingdom of the flowers.

Humor: The Refuge of the Wise

Rami Reiner examines how our understanding of a Talmudic passage could change if we allow for the possibility of it being a comedy.

TIMELY THOUGHTS

Rabbi Sacks: From Anglo-Jewry to Chief Rabbi of the World

Drawing upon his expertise in Anglo-Jewish history, Rabbi Dr. Benjamin Elton traces the intellectual journey and career of the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks zt"l. As a brilliant young scholar, Rabbi Sacks rose to prominence through the British Chief Rabbinate, but he transcended that role to become a global phenomenon.
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SCHOLARSHIP

Humor: The Refuge of the Wise

Rami Reiner examines how our understanding of a Talmudic passage could change if we allow for the possibility of it being a comedy.

COMMENTARY

Beyond the Mussar Schmooze: A Proposal for Modern Orthodox Moral Education

In this latest piece addressing Modern Orthodox education, Anthony Knopf lays out the case for formal moral education in our schools that is rooted in Jewish thought and guided by the latest research in the field.

Three Ideas for Reimagining High School and its Importance for Jewish...

The creative responses of Jewish Day Schools to the pandemic demonstrate that the time has come to think out of the box and reimagine high school education. Hillel Rapp, Director of Education at Bnei Akiva Schools of Toronto, outlines a provocative, comprehensive vision for reimagining high schools in the 21st century.

CULTURE

Queen Aster and Queen Esther

Ariel Clark Silver describes how Queen Esther’s story inspired women’s rights activist Louisa May Alcott’s short fable of an Aster who wisely ruled the kingdom of the flowers.