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A Eulogy for Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Teaching us how to take...

At the Orthodox Union in 1997, Rabbi Sacks first developed the theme that there are 2 Torot: Torat Kohanim and Torat Nevi'im. Nathan Diament shares from that talk, interwoven with personal reflections on Rabbi Sacks' optimism and his insightful use of Jewish jokes.

American Orthodox Jews Can and Should Care About Whether Liberal Judaism...

Roberta Kwall weighs in on the state of non-Orthodox Judaism and how it affects Orthodoxy.

How Should a Diverse Urban Congregation Select a Siddur?

David Wolkenfeld ponders his synagogue's next choice in siddur.

Rationalism, Mysticism, and the “Off-the-Derekh” Phenomenon

Gavi Kutliroff There is a popular misconception that Modern Orthodox teenagers abandon halakhic observance because of a pubescent pattern of rebellion and disdain for authority...

Personalizing Torah for Today’s Student: Lessons from Israel

Jay Goldmintz adds his voice to the discussion on Modern Orthodox Talmud Curriculum.

In Our Own Backyard: A Response to David Stein’s Proposal for...

Herschel Grossman responds to David Stein on Modern Orthodox education.

Advocacy of the Faithful: A View from Washington, DC

Nathan Diament of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center on the political advocacy of faith communities today.

Orthodox Women’s Leadership: A Proactive Approach

Malka Simkovich pushes for a proactive approach to Orthodox women's leadership.

The “Essentials” of Orthodox Judaism

Dr. Chaim Trachtman explores the role of essentialism within Orthodox Judaism