Scholarship

Scholarship

Cutting a Peace: The Story of Ketiah bar Shalom

Shlomo Zuckier offers a close literary reading of the fascinating Ketia bar Shalom narrative on Avodah Zarah 10b!

Why Do We Deserve God’s Favor?

Ezra Sivan probes the Sabbath and the Torah's call to love God.
Mendelssohn

Moses Mendelssohn and the Mimetic Society: Then and Now

Lawrence Kaplan makes a case for Mendelssohn's vision for our time.
orthodox print

Peer Press-ure: Cultural and Market Forces and the Orthodox Press

Yoel Finkelman explains why the Orthodox still have good use for newspapers, while many other groups don't.
Rav Kook

The Hasidism of Rav Kook

With newly found material, Bezalel Naor places Rav Kook's Hasidut into historical and literary context.

What Time Should the Early Minyan Begin on Monday? Recognizing mi-sheyakir: Science, Technology,...

Yaakov Jaffe explores a common synagogue practice, and why it doesn't seem so halakhic. minyan,

“In Every Generation They Rise Up Against Us to Destroy Us”: How We Keep...

Malka Simkovich on the Hasmonean victories and the truth behind the Hanukkah miracle.
Rebbe

Women’s Torah Study and Cosmic Evolution

Ilan Fuchs on the Lubavitcher Rebbe's unique view on women's Torah learning.

Racism and Religious Particularism: A Corrective Antidote

Do Jewish texts teach racism? It depends on how you read them, answers Chaim Trachtman.

Why Doesn’t Abraham Get to Enjoy the Weekend?

Ezra Sivan compares biblical covenants, the all-important circumcision of Abraham and Shabbat

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