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The theme of קֶרִי. The interesting inability of modern Jews to react religiously to the Shoah.
No group can survive in exile without a vibrant and intellectually-engaging high-culture
A מְפָרֵשׁ הַחֻמָּשׁ
What is the significance of the presence of the tattler יְהוּדָה בֶּן גֵּרִים ?
Ramban and the theory of the Broken Contract and a second, harsher, contract
Is God a "complaint-department?"
One of the best works on the halachic Midrash. A hit even with the Ashkenazic Gedolim.
Kohen and wife: Did the רבנן convert a לָאו דְּאוֹרָיְתָא into an עֲשֵׂה מִדַּרְבָּנָן?!
יִחוּד הַשֵּׁם בַּתְּפִלָּה and it's challenges …
The כֹּהֲנִים בְּנֵי צָדוֹק, who stayed frum when all the others went off the derech
How Jewish is the self-described Jewish state?
May one go to public school on Shabbos? May you carry your books? Write? German שאלות
In the absence of Fundamentalism, the attempt to restore a state and geographic-contiguity to ensure survival
Why the emphasis on wine?
A fascinating interpretation by the מֶשֶׁךְ חָכְמָה of the historical-psychological purpose of this ברכה
The theory and practice of חוּמְרָא
The greatest (only?) exemplar of תּוֹרָה, יִרְאָה, וּמַדָּע
"Why are You (כביכול) asleep @ the switch? Wake up and save me!
Did Saul strip naked at נָיוֹת?
It is easier to take them out of Egypt than to take Egypt out of them
The manipulation of Jewish statistics on Wikipedia, and the new reality of Israel as the largest Jewish community
R Katz will deliver a lecture on modern Jewish history of Galicia. This Wednesday night at 8:00 in his shul
A poetic history of blasphemy by R’ Shimon bar Yitzhak of Worms, buddy of Rabbeinu Gershom
The real Exodus was (and will be) the exodus out of people's alienation from their own Jewish identities
Did Moshe say, "Be silent?" Or did he say, "Shut up!"
R Moshe Feinstein; Should we still do הַקְהֵה אֶת שִׁנָּיו nowadays?
Sexual perversion and the remarkable connection to Egypt throughout the Biblical era.
Do you offer a korban pesach if it is an אוֹתוֹ וְאֶת בְּנוֹ ?
What do you emphasize? The horrors? Or the miracles of that miraculous night?
Pharaoh brought it all on himself with his big fat mouth
Were Joseph's brothers buried in Egypt? Are they still there today?
Defender of Judaism in the Beilis Trial. Author of scintillating Jewish memoirs, which everyone should read
The Yad Hashem in the formation of the modern Middle East
How did Pharaoh's new policy of infanticide trigger the end of slavery?
The poet evokes the original Shabbos, the Saturdays the exhausted slaves rested and ate, with no time for spirituality
The elaborate purification ritual: it is easier to contract leprosy than to be purified from it!
The jaded Jews say God is "on the take," but then comes Judgment Day!
Originally, it was not Maror that was the symbol of the suffering, it was Charoses
The changes after the חֻרְבָּן. The manipulations of the narrative for reasons of time and dignity.
Talmid of R’ Chaim Ozer, but a leading Zionist author of a unique intro to lomdus
Who is this mysterious נָשִׂיא? Rashi vs. מְנַחֵם בֶּן חֶלְבּוֹ
Rabbi JS Bloch of Vienna, the champion against the blood libelers
If it requires a miracle to combat לָשׁוֹן הָרַע, what are we to do nowadays?
The Seder - a response to an outraged Egyptian counter-narrative of the Exodus
The plagues forced assimilated Jews (spared, unlike their neighbors) to acknowledge their Jewish identity
For Parshas Parah, Kaliri imitates the piyutim describing the Yom Kippur ceremony
The classic bitter prophecy about a Redemption that is בְּעִתָּהּ וְלֹא בְּאֲחִישֶׁנָּה
Why was the innovation of the two sons fatal, but not the innovation of Aaron?
Putin and Zelensky - a modern Shechem and Dena