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.

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...

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...

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.

The Life and Death of Moses’ Staff

Yosef Lindell tracks the Staff of Moses throughout its amazing "life".

A Jewish Theology of Depression

Atara Cohen thinks through what our texts have to say about depression.

“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.

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