Netanel Wiederblank Response

New Links in an Old Chain Netanel Wiederblank     Prof. Chaim Saiman, in his illuminating article on gedolim, addresses the differing attitudes of Haredi, Centrist Orthodox, and liberal...

Miriam Gedwiser Response

A Question of Perpsective Miriam Gedwiser     Chaim Saiman’s argues that the number of “gedolim” associated with a community - in this case, the modern and liberal Orthodox...

Aryeh Klapper Response

Aryeh Klapper The Market For Halakhic Authority  - Some Reflections on Gadolnomics It is my great pleasure to respond to Prof. Chaim Saiman’s characteristically erudite, well-reasoned,...

Lawrence Kaplan Response to Saiman

The Function of the Centrist Orthodox Gadol Lawrence Kaplan I read Chaim Saiman’s essay, “The Market for Gedolim: A Tale of Supply and Demand,” with growing...

The Market for Gedolim: A Tale of Supply and Demand

Chaim Saiman explains how the demand threshold for gedolim may explain fault lines in the broader Orthodox community.

The Parenthetical Problem of Alenu

Zev Eleff on a perennially interesting portion of the liturgy.

The Origins of Jewish Universalism: What it is, and Why it Matters

Malka Simkovich provides a valuable corrective on the parameters of universalism in Judaism and Christianity.

The Making of a President for Yeshiva University

In a never-before-published memoir, Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein recalls the politics that surrounded Yeshiva University upon the death of President Bernard Revel and the search for his successor. 

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