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Enhancing Prayer – and Thereby Faith and Spirituality – in the Modern Orthodox World by Yaakov Bieler

August 29, 2010 by  
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                 At the recent ChampionsGate V national leadership conference sponsored by Yeshiva University,   the “Leadership Track” in which I participated, was dedicated to grappling with contemporary challenges to faith and spirituality in the Modern Orthodox Community. Aside from my professional interest in the topic concerning whether qualities so seemingly personal and idiosyncratic can be successfully [...]

New Tradition – 43:2, Featuring Debate Between Rabbis Eli Shulman and Michael Broyde on Women’s Hair Covering

August 24, 2010 by  
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Vol. 43, No. 2, Summer 2010 Editor’s Note: “He Thought She Was Drunk” by Shalom Carmy Towards a Jewish Bioethic: The Case of Truth-Telling by Judah L. Goldberg The Limits of Religious Optimism: The Hazon Ish and the Altar of Novardok on Bittahon by Daniel Stein The Metaphysics of Property Interests in Jewish Law: An [...]

Would We Recognize the Ten Plagues Today? by Gidon Rothstein

August 22, 2010 by  
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Thinking of the question raised in the title of this essay, we might instinctively answer, of course, because we’ve seen this movie so many times before. Were Moses to come today and tell us to do—well, whatever, really, but let’s leave it at abandoning the exile—we’d obviously do it. But that’s a mirage, because it [...]

Law vs. Philosophy?: A Maimonidean Teleology of Halacha by Elliot M. Salinger

August 17, 2010 by  
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Indubitably, the הלכה is the force which affects us as religious Jews more than any other. Both in its study and practice, the הלכה has immense control over our day to day lives and long term beliefs, values, and decisions. Consequently, it behooves us to ask the question: what is the telos of the הלכה? [...]

From Our Archives: Writings of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook

August 12, 2010 by  
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Friday, August 13th (the 3rd of Elul) is the 75th yahrzeit of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, zt”l (1865-1935), a leading figure of religious Zionism.  In commemoration, we highlight several select essays from our archives that feature the writings, life, and legacy of Rav Kook.  From the Pages of Tradition:  R. Abraham Isaac Ha-Kohen Kook:  Letter on Ahavat Yisrael by [...]

From Where Shall Truth Be Found? by Gidon Rothstein

August 8, 2010 by  
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On two recent occasions, I have had the similar and unsettling experience of noting the importance of finding the truth, only to have listeners speak of the impossibility, or at least great difficulty, of that task, on even basic issues. And, incidentally, I do not mean complex or debated truths, I mean ones that should [...]

Homosexuality and Halakha: In Tradition and Beyond

August 1, 2010 by  
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In light of the public discussion surrounding the recent Statement of Principles on homosexuality and Judaism, penned by one of our regular contributors, Text & Texture is making available some of the Tradition articles that have been written about homosexuality and halakha.  Additionally, we include below an essay by Rabbi Michael J. Broyde and Rabbi Shlomo [...]