Authors Posts by Zev Eleff

Zev Eleff

Zev Eleff
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Zev Eleff is Chief Academic Officer of Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, IL. He is the author of six books and more than thirty scholarly articles in the field of American Jewish history. His Who Rules the Synagogue (Oxford) and Modern Orthodox Judaism (JPS) were both finalists for the National Jewish Book Award.

The Modern Orthodox Vote and the Episcopalian Turn

Why do Orthodox Jews vote the way they do? Zev Eleff builds a case, using some unconventional data. 

The Modern Orthodox Women’s Agenda, the Eighties, and Bottom-Up Opposition

Zev Eleff tells the story of "Orthodox women's issues" in the 1980s and its impact on today's religious scene.

The Rabbi-Kid Dilemma: Another Angle

Zev Eleff responds to Elli Fischer's provocative commentary from yesterday, offering another side on the issue of rabbis' (and everyone else's) children.

Gedolim Cards and the Commodification of Rabbi-Saints

Zev Eleff on a uniquely American Jewish "righteous commodity" Gedolim Cards

Ron Santo and the Jews

A historical document on the Jewish love for the Cubs all-time great third baseman.

The Parenthetical Problem of Alenu

Zev Eleff on a perennially interesting portion of the liturgy.

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