Timely Thoughts

Timely Thoughts

Playing Dreidel with Kafka and Rabbi Nahman

Joey Rosenfeld takes Kafka and Rav Nahman for a spin, on their timely drey-ing of the tops!

Introducing The Lehrhaus 2.0

For the past year, The Lehrhaus has been excited to consistently bring you wide-ranging content on important topics to the Orthodox Jewish community and...

Was God Angry at Sarah?

Ben Greenfield God isn’t angry with Sarah, when she laughs at the idea of birthing a child in her old age (Gen. 18:12-15). God is...
binding of isaac

Some Thoughts on the Binding of Isaac

Jerome Marcus on the Akeidah: It's not about ethics vs. divine command, but about Hashem versus Elokim!

Rabbinic Creativity and the Waters that would Consume the World

Levi Morrow explores how the Rabbis use creative exegesis to save the world from drowning in a flood

Kohelet as Intertext

Theodicy, faith, and the meaning of life. Who got it right - Kohelet or our Yamim Noraim liturgy? Elana Stein Hain explores!

How Zionism Saved the Etrog in America

Zev Eleff explains what Zionism has to do with Sukkot, at least in America.

Yeshiva University President Rabbi Ari Berman’s Opening Shiur

YU President Ari Berman's opening address, comparing YU to a Sukkah! Shlomo Zuckier captures this historic moment in his notes.

The Species for Change

Chana Chava Ford explains what Sukkot might teach us about real religious change.

A Jewish Story of Two Hurricanes

Rabbi Adam Starr reflects on his community's hurricane relief efforts, and what it taught him about Jewish unity.

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