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Culture

The Earth-Shattering Faith of Rav Shagar

Zach Truboff on Rav Shagar, Israeli Post-Modernism and American Modern Orthodox Judaism.

The Simple Judaism of a Rosh Yeshiva-Novelist

In a continuing series on great, modern Israeli thinkers, Joe Wolfson explores the powerful themes in a novel by Rav Haim Sabato.

Three Sonnets

Jeffrey Burghauser's three poems draw on the biblical and rabbinic imagination.

Why You Need to Read Daniel Deronda

Shalva Muschel offers some perspective on George Elliot's leading Jews and the newest attempt to gain a fuller appreciation of Daniel Deronda.

Moana and the Call of Jewish Destiny

Sarah Rindner considers Moana's Disney revolution and its Jewish parallels. 

Ivri Anochi: A Tribute to the Paradox of Jewish Pride

Shlomo Zuckier takes a closer look at the cultural and theological underpinnings of this hit new Orthodox music video.

Hamilton and the Orthodox Underdog

Alex Fleksher explores the intersection between Hamilton and the ba'al teshuvah experience. 

Halakhic Poet? Translating the Rav for a Generation that ‘Knew not Joseph’

Aryeh Klapper with some new translation-stylings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik's Halakhic Man.

Two Pieces on Terumah

The poetry of the Mishkan: Abe Mezrich mines Parshat Terumah for its poetic potential.

A Night of Watching in the House of the Rav

Bezalel Naor translates and contextualizes a poem by Pinchas Peli about the home of Rav Kook.

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