Short Articles

‘Welcoming wayfarers is greater than receiving the Divine Presence’
‘Welcoming wayfarers is greater than receiving the Divine Presence’

Noam Samet •

5 min read

The meaning and limitations of Hospitality are a subject for an ongoing discussion, from parshat Vayera to contemporary philosophy.

Oedipal Fathers and Wicked Sons
Oedipal Fathers and Wicked Sons

Zachary Truboff •

10 min read

Modern life has often been defined by its need to reject the past in favor of a bold new

Why Rav Kook still matters
Why Rav Kook still matters

Zachary Truboff •

7 min read

At a time when Rav Kook’s vision of redemption has yet to come to pass, it would be easy

Can You Hear the Music?
Can You Hear the Music?

Zachary Truboff

A personal reflection about the significance of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov and the meaning of one of his most

Providence in the Time of Corona
Providence in the Time of Corona

Eitan Abramovitch •

5 min read

What kind of religious language is demanded from us in these days? between biblical pathos to and narrow boundaries

With God in Quarantine: Biblical Language for 2020
With God in Quarantine: Biblical Language for 2020

Levi Morrow •

5 min read

The biblical paradigm of inside/outside 'the camp' provides a new way for thinking about community and God in 2020

Prayer between the Walls
Prayer between the Walls

Yair Lipshitz •

6 min read

On the prayers born out of our seclusion in our homes, and the act of praying against the wall.

The Jewish Past and Future
The Jewish Past and Future

Zachary Truboff •

10 min read

The past might trap us in limbo, but it can also point us where we need to go. A

Yom Yerushalayim: Nature and Civilization
Yom Yerushalayim: Nature and Civilization

Zvi Leshem •

6 min read

Where does Kedusha reside - in the unspoiled nature or at the peak of civilization? thoughts on the transition

Shavuot: All You Need Is Love?
Shavuot: All You Need Is Love?

Zachary Truboff •

8 min read

Can receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai really be a moment of both fear and love, coercion and freedom?

Meaning and Language in Rav Shagar’s Approach to Talmud Study
Meaning and Language in Rav Shagar’s Approach to Talmud Study

Levi Morrow •

4 min read

What are we looking for when we're studying Talmud? personal meaning or talmudic language?