Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Thank you for visiting Lehrhaus.

Please direct all submissions and other inquiries to editors@thelehrhaus.com. 

Lehrhaus receives submissions from authors with a wide range of levels of experience and background. A typical Lehrhaus essay offers a novel Torah or Jewishly-related insight, is text-based as appropriate, is well-crafted, and promotes civil discourse by avoiding ad hominem attacks. Our essays vary in length; prose submissions can range anywhere from 1,000-7,500 words.

Genres include: the weekly Torah portion or Tanakh; Talmud and Halakhah; Jewish holidays, thought and history; contemporary commentary; and culture, which includes poetry, personal reflections, and analyses of literature, music, and the arts.

Lehrhaus also publishes book reviews. There are many ways to write an effective book review, but generally, in addition to summarizing the book, the review ought to reflect on the issues raised in a meaningful way. A reviewer should leverage their own knowledge and interests to evaluate the author’s arguments. Reviews between 1,500-3,000 words tend to work well.

Readers are welcome to submit 200-500 word responses to Lehrhaus articles. These letters should contribute towards a meaningful conversation about the original piece.

Please note:
The Lehrhaus does not accept previously published work or manuscripts under review elsewhere.
We generally require submissions at least one week before the prospective publication date.
Please read our style sheet before submitting.
All submissions should either be a Googledoc or a .docx file.

We look forward to receiving your submission soon!

Sincerely, the Lehrhaus editors.