Pesah and Shavuot, Or: Emancipation and Freedom

Jerome Marcus explores understandings of freedom within halakhah and how they relate to Pesah and Shavuot

A Spirited Quest

Giti Bendheim reflects on her journey within the world of Orthodox women's learning and philanthropy.
Orthodox Survey

Everything You Wanted to Know About Surveying the Orthodox Community—And Why the Recent Research...

In response to Matt William's critique, Nishma's Mark Trencher defends his method and points to the challenges of surveying Modern Orthodox Jews.
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.

The Brachos Bee and Becoming American Orthodox Jews

The Brachos Bee, Zev Eleff argues, shows how Orthodox Jews Americanize and form their own particular religious subculture.
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.
Rabbi Lamm

Creation in a Chaotic Decade: Rabbi Lamm in the 60s

Lawrence Kobrin recalls Rabbi Norman Lamm's 1960s emergence as a pivotal Orthodox rabbi in Manhattan and Jewish intellectual.

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