The Talmud’s Economic Behavior, and the Study of Behavioral Economics

Shlomo Zuckier explores some surprising connections between the Talmud and the field of behavioral economics.

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...

A Controversial Halakhic Case Against the State of Israel

Shmuel Silberman reviews Yirmiyahu Cohen's anti-Zionist book "I will Await Him."

When Rambam Met the Izhbitser Rebbe: Response to a Straussian Reading of Hilkhot Teshuvah

Bezalel Naor responds to Bezalel Safran's Straussian reading of the Rambam.

Where in my Apartment Should I Light my Hanukkah Lamps?

Dan Margulies explores various opinions on where to light a Hanukah Lamp in dorms and apartments.

Is a Dateline a Logical Necessity? The Halakhic View Less Often Quoted

William Gewirtz discusses the necessity of a Halakhic Dateline.

Antipodal Etrogim

Aaron Cohen surveys the fascinating literature surrounding antipodal etrogim.

Does Peri Etz Hadar Mean Etrog?

David Moster explores the meaning of Peri Etz Hadar.

The Jewish Calendar: A Scientific Perspective

William Gerwitz explains the scientific knowledge needed to fully understand the Jewish calendar.

After Lag: Two Readings on The ‘Self-Praise’ of Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai

Rabbi Josh Rosenfeld offers insight into the nature of the Jewish mystical tradition by examining some of Rashbi's stories. 

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