Rabbi Soloveitchik’s position on Women as Shohatot and the Development of Customs of Abstention:...

Jeffrey Fox contributes to the Lehrhaus Symposium on the recent OU statement regarding female clergy.

Leviathan: The Biblical Beast of the Brain

Victor M. Erlich expounds on the meaning of the word "Leviathan."

Azariah de Rossi’s Fascination with the Septuagint

What inspired Azariah de Rossi to take a work that cut against the grain of rabbinic views of the Septuagint and make it accessible to his Hebrew-reading fellow Jews?

Commanding Knowledge

Elliot Salinger with an erudite and accessible article on Rambam's philosophy of "knowing."

Rabbi Norman Lamm’s Theology of Anti-Racism

Shmuel Lamm examines Rabbi Norman Lamm's sermons for insights on a crucial issue.

The Soul of Man Under Postmodernism: Further comments on Rav Shagar’s contribution

Shalom Carmy The last couple of weeks have brought two worthwhile assessments of Rav Shagar’s Faith Shattered and Restored: Judaism in the Postmodern Age, Matt Lubin’s...

Summer Chaplaincy as Modern Priesthood; a Theological Reflection

Eliyahu Freedman compares hospital chaplains to the Kohanim.

The Torah of the Kishkes

In honor of the recent release of Moshe Koppel's new Koren/Maggid book, Judaism Straight Up: Why Real Religion Endures, Elli Fischer traces the decades-long trajectory of Koppel's "Torah of the Kishkes" philosophy of Judaism.

The Challenge and Joy of Living With Tension

Shayna Goldberg contributes to the Lehrhaus Symposium on the recent OU statement regarding female clergy.

From Master to Father: The Evolving Character of God in the Creation Narrative 

Gavriel Lakser argues that the first two chapter of Genesis give us different insights into the character of God. The first chapter shows us a transcendent and omnipotent God, while the second shows us a God much more imminent and concerned for the lives of the creation. These two aspects are complimentary and mutually deepens our understanding of the human-God relationship.