Austro-Hungarian rabbi who fought against the influence of Reform.
Despite the cynical tone of Ecclesiastes, it has been given a place of joy and honor in the Jewish cycle of readings.
The Editing of the Talmud
How the sages' debates across many generations became the monumental works known as the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds
Jeremiah: Prophet of Judgment and of Hope
Jeremiah's tragic message is conveyed by both his prophecies and account of Jerusalem's destruction, but he also gives his people hope.
Hasidism’s Many Critics: Mitnagdim and Maskilim
Traditionalists as well as modernists opposed Hasidism on social, theological and cultural grounds.
Historic Jewish Views on Christianity
Theological attitudes toward Christianity have changed over time in response to social and political developments.
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.