Sages & Scholars

Who Was Nahmanides (Ramban)?

This Spanish Bible commentator earned a place alongside Rashi.

Maharal of Prague

An original Jewish thinker, influential far beyond the golem he created.

Moshe Feinstein

This 20th century Orthodox rabbi is best known for his responsa.

Rabbi Soloveitchik

A teacher, writer, and community leader who helped to shape modern Orthodoxy in America.

Rabbi Isaac Alfasi: Rif

A legal code for the Jews of medieval North Africa and Spain.

Moshe (Moses) Isserles: Rema

Rema's glosses emended and enhanced the Shulchan Aruch.

The Mishneh Torah

Maimonides' halachic magnum opus.

Samson Raphael Hirsch: The Father of Neo-Orthodoxy

The 19th-century rabbi who shaped a modern Orthodox community in bridging traditional practice and Enlightenment thinking.

The Mystics of Safed

Joseph Caro and Moses Cordovero, icons of Safed mysticism, elaborated on the teachings of the Zohar.

Franz Rosenzweig and the Founding of the Lehrhaus

A review of the life, thought, and work of this influential 20th-century existentialist thinker and Jewish educator.

Gershom Scholem & the Study of Mysticism

The academic study of Jewish mysticism was established by a single, ground-breaking scholar.

Maimonides’ Ladder of Tzedakah

The best forms of charity make the recipient self-sufficient.