Summer Chaplaincy as Modern Priesthood; a Theological Reflection

Eliyahu Freedman compares hospital chaplains to the Kohanim.

Darkness Will Envelop Me: A Meditation on Hanukkah

Dr. Devora Steinmetz offers a meditation on the significance of Hanukkah and darkness.

Moana and the Call of Jewish Destiny

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

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.

On Candlelight

Media culture scholar, Matt Sienkiewicz, reflects on the Maccabeats phenomenon and the group's first viral smash.

When Elijah’s Mantle Fell: The Judaism of Leonard Cohen

The Yom Kippur War was a defining moment in the life of poet Leonard Cohen, a moment when his entire spiritual destiny hung in the balance. Bezalel Naor on Cohen's priestly imagination.

Wrestling With God: Leonard Cohen’s You Want it Darker

Malka Simkovich with a careful reading of the work of the late Leonard Cohen.

Jeremiah Lockwood’s New Cantorial Blues Album, Kol Nidre, is a Yom Kippur Dream

Hillel Broder reviews the latest release from Jeremiah Lockwood.

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