The Haunted Yeshivah: Abaye and the Torah of ADHD

Elli Fischer examines the interplay between Talmudic Halakhah and Aggadah.

Hasidim and Academics Debate a Rebbe’s Faith during the Holocaust (on Facebook, of all...

Henry Abramson debates Shaul Magid on the faith of the Aish Kodesh.
Jewish Law

What is Jewish Law? Uncovering a Debate between the Tur and the Ran

Lehrhaus Editor Shlomo Zuckier examines two divergent understandings of Jewish law.

Wearing a Smartwatch on Shabbat

Ike Sultan A. The Question One of the new gadgets that has become popular over the last few years is the smartwatch; a popular brand at...

The Development of Neo-Hasidism: Echoes and Repercussions Part I: Introduction, Hillel Zeitlin, and Martin...

In part one of this series, Ariel Mayse provides an introduction to the history of neo-hasidism, through the voices of Hillel Zeitlin and Martin Buber.

An Alternate View on Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Academic Talmud Study

Lawrence Kaplan In his recent Lehrhaus essay “Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein and Academic Talmud Study,” Professor Avraham (Rami) Reiner proves himself to be a genuine disciple...

Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Goldvicht and His Unintentional Revolution in Yavneh

Shlomo Abramovich explores the relationship and tensions between KBY and its founding rosh yeshiva.

Reclaiming the Akeidah from Kierkegaard

David Fried offers a novel reading of the Akeidah.

Mysticism and its Alternatives: Rethinking Maimonides

David Fried forwards the surprising thesis that Maimonides was a medieval mystic.

A Religion Without Visual Art? The Rav and the Myth of Jewish Art

If Kant or Hegel had read Rambam or the Shulhan Arukh, they might have known that Jewish law does not actually proscribe the creation of images. But that was not the way of history. It is important to reclaim visual culture and aesthetics for religious Judaism so that beauty can be allowed to inspire halakhically bound actions, to color worship, and give meaning to our rituals.

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