Commentary

Commentary
Orthodox Survey

Drawing The right Conclusions: A Defense of a Recent Orthodox Survey

Zvi Grumet responds to Matt Williams, defending his data and the social media tools used to obtain it.

Do We Really Know What We Think We Know? The Current State of Social...

Matthew Williams breaks down the trustworthiness of two recent much-discussed surveys of American Orthodox Jews.

Demystifying Day School Tuition

James Wolfe outlines the vision for a new website meant to democratize day school information.
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.
neil gillman

Neil Gillman and the Postmodern Moment: A Student Reflects

William Plevan argues that by introducing the concepts of myth and second naiveté to Jewish theology, Neil Gillman captured the spirit of the burgeoning postmodern moment.
Berkovits _ Judaisim

Judaism in a New World: The Pain, the Paradox, and the Prayer

Dov Berkovits reflects on his father, Eliezer Berkovits's legacy, his philosophy and attitude toward halakhah and the Jewish people.
eliezer Berkovits

An Old Jew and His Grandchildren

In the 1950s, Eliezer Berkovits reflects on Judaism, tradition and how generations connect with one another.
Dr. Norman Lamm

Dr. Norman Lamm’s Trailblazing Talmudic Methodology

Tzvi Sinensky makes a case to consider Rabbi Norman Lamm as pathbreaking Talmud innovator.
Norman Lamm

Rabbi Norman Lamm and His Crusade for the Jewish Home

Zev Eleff explores how the Jewish family anchored Rabbi Norman Lamm's sermons and thought during the destabilizing 1960s.

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