Return… Again? Theories of Twice-Baked Teshuvah

Lehrhaus founder Shlomo Zuckier examines the debate about whether we can repeat Teshuvah for the same sin.

The Fourth Chapter of Avot as an extended reflection on Epicurean Philosophy

In the spirit of Hanukkah, Yaakov Jaffe offers an intriguing thesis tying together a series of Mishnayot in the fourth chapter of Pirkei Avot: they are all responding to various aspects of Epicurean philosophy.

The Waters of Consolation: Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai and His Students

Miriam Gedwiser explores the time Rabban Yohanan ben Zakai's students sought to comfort their teacher.

The Haunted Yeshivah: Abaye and the Torah of ADHD

Elli Fischer examines the interplay between Talmudic Halakhah and Aggadah.

Utilizing Literary Techniques in the Study of Aggadah: A Review of Jeffrey Rubenstein’s The...

Yitzchak Blau reviews Jeffrey Rubenstein’s The Land of Truth, Talmud Tales, Timeless Teachings.

Loyal As A Dog: How to Read “Jewish Art”

Marc Michael Epstein explores the nature of animal motifs in medieval Jewish manuscripts.

Born to Return

Alex Ozar explores the significance of Torah study in the womb.

If Your Wife Is Short, Bend Down and Hear Her Whisper: Rereading Tanur shel...

Miriam Gedwiser Sometimes, returning to a familiar text uncovers something new. In this essay, I hope to reexamine the story of the Oven of Akhnai...

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.

Pinhas’ Parts: Of Priests, Peace, and Disturbing the Piece

What was the covenant of peace God gave Pinchas? R. Shlomo Zuckier puts the pieces together to find out