The second half of the last millennium (1500 until today) saw still newer developments in Halachah, as well as in other fields of literacy. How do these major literary trends (such as Chassidism) define Judaism today and into the future?
By Michael Chighel
We spend more than a third of our lives sleeping and eating and doing other mundane things. How can we elevate all aspects of our lives? And why are the mitzvot of tzedakah (charity) and affixing a mezuzah comparable to keeping all the other mitzvot of the Torah?
By Shifra Sharfstein
Learn the laws and customs for the mourning period of the “Three Weeks,” which begin with the fast of 17 Tammuz, and culminates with the fast of Tisha B’Av.
By Rabbi Yosef Shusterman
If Pinchas was rewarded with the gift of his children inheriting his priesthood, why did Moses not merit the same reward? After all, Moses turned G‑d’s wrath away from the children of Israel numerous times!
By Menachem Feldman
Leadership is one of those qualities that, as soon as a person begins describing his or her own mastery of it, you can’t help but feel that in fact they don’t have it . . .
By Chana Kroll
The history of the Jewish people is not just one of rise and fall. It is a process, a purification, a sieve of many filters, a smelting furnace that refines the raw ore again and again until only the purest gold remains. That is why today we are able to do a mitzvah today in a world so foreign to mitzvahs; to fill our lives with that which filled our great-grandparent’s and raise children that way; to go against the stream of the culture around us and be the Jew inherent within. It is not with our own power, or with our own...