The G-d of Our Faces

Merri Ukraincik contemplates G-d's role in our lives.

The Prophets Did Not Take Political Stands, and You Should Too

Alex Ozar comments on preaching politics from the pulpit.

First Fruits (Bikkurim) and the Talmudic View of Capital: An Essai in the Philosophy...

Bezalel Naor explains what is philosophical about the erstwhile halakhic observances of the Shavuot holiday.

Elijah’s Elusive Cup and the Challenge of Memory

James Diamond takes a fresh approach to Maimonides's Passover theology and "Elijah's Cup."
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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!

Yom Kippur, Fasting, and the Poor: Considering the Message of Isaiah 58

With Yom Kippur in view, Shlomo Zuckier presents a close reading of Isaiah 58.

Three in One: Creation, Exodus, and Equality

Ezra Sivan presents a new analysis of Shabbat and how it throws light on so much more in the Torah.

Magid, Moshe, Story-Telling, and Story-Living

For Jennifer Raskas, the seder narrative reflects on the past and informs the future.

Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are

Rivka Press Schwartz contributes to the Lehrhaus Symposium on the recent OU statement regarding female clergy.

Two Paradigms of Teshuvah?

Yehoshua Pfeffer on self-abnegating vs. life-affirming teshuva.

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