Fact checking leadership means asking tough questions.
The Talmud is making a general statement for which there are more exceptions that situations where the rule applies.
Trying to explain Holocaust deaths as tikkun and a way of cleansing a soul is offensive.
Very few middle aged and older people consider themselves ultra-orthodox. It’s a youth movement.
According to the Torah Temimah...
Spontaneity and quirkiness have their place but a sermon is neither the time nor place for either of those.
It’s even more strange when the jokes come at our holiest times of the year.
Organic dating has its own set of problems that the shidduch system can help avoid.
This kid gets a medal for coming forward.
Dvar Torah for Nitzavim Vayelech.
Rabbis have to stop dismissing everything that comes from outside the Beis Medrash.
Historians currently assume the Bible was written between 720 BCE and 587 BCE, between the destruction of the Northern Kingdom and the destruction of Jerusalem.
A kashrus agency should be concerned with one thing and one thing only: the kosher status of our food.
The proper response for almost the entire population of planet Earth to these eternal questions about man-made meat is “I am not qualified to render an opinion on this matter.”
Certain books are excised from the subscription, in order to reinforce an imaginary history where nothing was inconsistent with Haredi Judaism.
The article argues that while naturally aligned with their fellow orthodox Jews, women from the modern orthodox community in Israel are finding themselves aligned with secular feminists.
A rabbi who writes controversial things becomes international news.
Why does a opinion in the Talmud say the last verses in Devarim were not written by Moses? Was it the easiest solution to a very obvious problem?
Categorizing all black people as one large group where the acts of one black person in Florida somehow tell us something about a different black person in Seattle is racist.
Can we hear the agony in his words? Can we step into his shoes and experience his torment?
Human nature is such that hearing something over and over again for forty years will inevitably have an impact on the person.
The gist of Rabbi Shafran’s argument was that Rabbi Sacks was criticizing a legitimate form of orthodox Judaism and was doing so from a place of ignorance.
Many great Jewish thinkers have described Jewish prayer as a form of meditation.
This kind of stringency borders on silliness.
There is no real theological reason that tznius be heavily codified in Jewish law while other areas of our lives that require modesty are left to our whims and desires.