Commentary

Commentary

The “Essentials” of Orthodox Judaism

Dr. Chaim Trachtman explores the role of essentialism within Orthodox Judaism

Making Expertise Available to Women: A Programmatic Agenda for Advanced Torah Study

Rabbi Judah Goldberg offers his suggestions to raise the bar of advanced Torah study for women.

Will Day School Be Affordable Again?

Rafi Eis offers suggestions to solve the day school tuition crisis.

“Doctor, I Need My Rabbi”: How can Halakhah be Practical in Medical Ethics?

Zackary Sholem Berger Reviews Rabbi Jason Weiner's Jewish Guide to Practical Medical Decision Making.

Digital Discourse and the Democratization of Jewish Learning

Zev Eleff draws on lessons of nineteenth century print culture to help grapple with the Digital Age.

Rabbi Ozer Glickman: Reflections of a Talmid

Ariel Rackovsky reflects on the unique perspective and variegated legacy of Rabbi Ozer Glickman.

From San Francisco to Synagogue: Can Startup Culture Invigorate Jewish Organizations?

Gabi Weinberg assesses the utility of a new monograph on Jewish leadership.
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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s Portrait of Moses

In honor of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks’s 70th birthday, Ari Lamm explores his legacy as a biblical commentator.

When Law Fails Us: Lessons from Rabbinic Responses to Crimes We Cannot Punish for...

Sarah Zager puts #MeToo in conversation with the Talmudic discussion of the death penalty.

Challenges of the American Rabbinate from the First Rabbi in the Americas: In Honor...

Oran Zweiter Rabbi Isaac Aboab da Fonseca, the first ordained rabbi to travel to the Americas, arrived in Recife, Brazil in 1642. The writings of...

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