The recent deaths of Michael Schneider, David Brézis, Michael Zvi Nehorai, and Gabriella Elgrably-Berzin signal the passing of an era of excellence
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How I came to an intellectual and spiritual connection with Swami Chidananda Saraswati
To better understand the settler movement today, look to new thinkers like Rav Shagar, not the foundational minds of Ravs Kook, Amital, and Lichtenstein
One century ago today, on the eve of Rosh Chodesh Elul, Rabbi David Cohen, an avowed Nazirite, kabbalist, and philosopher, met his Rebbe
A look at the fearsome ideologue’s brilliant Odessa family novel, ‘The Five’
My ancestor, an ultra-Orthodox rabbi, was nearly killed by Zionists. Anti-haredi animosity still drives Israel mad.
Under rookie politician Naftali Bennett, religious Zionism is finally becoming Israel’s political mainstream
Why a quarter of a million people turned out to mourn Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv
Filmmaker Pierre Sauvage and the daughter of Holocaust rescuer Peter Bergson talk about people who put their lives at risk to save others
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