An Open Letter to the Jewish Community
This is the text of a letter I sent to our school community yesterday, on the eve of our second Purim of the COVID era. If you think it can be helpful for your community, feel free to share it with others:
Reflections on the storming of the capitol
The following is a letter I sent to our school community on Thursday of this week, reflecting on the chaos that had ensued in our capitol the day before:
Neo-Orthodoxy and the Legacy of Rav Hirsch
This is was the third of a three part lecture series I recently gave through the Young Israel of Teaneck on the Making of Modern Judaism:
"Modern Orthodoxy never is less, always is more."
This is a video we created as an invitation to Kohelet Yeshiva High School's Open House back in 2015. See my original post about it here.
It recently came to my attention that people were looking for it but it had been deleted from YouTube. I have now posted it again. Feel free to share and to offer your own . . .
The Origins of Ultra-Orthodoxy
This is was the second of a three part lecture series I recently gave through the Young Israel of Teaneck on the Making of Modern Judaism:
Insights from Parashat Vayeshev
Given as the Friday Parsha Shiur at Kohelet Yeshiva High School, parashat Vayeshev 5781:
The Rise of Reform
This is the first of a three part series I recently gave through the Young Israel of Teaneck on the Making of Modern Judaism. It focuses on the rise of the Reform movement from its earliest forms in Germany to its emergence as a full-fledged movement in the United States by the late 19th century. The next two parts focus on two . . .