Volume 33


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Letters to the Editor




Lectures of Rabbi Dr. Joseph B. Soloveitchik: The Relationship between Halakhah, Aggadah and Kabbalah—Transcribed by Rabbi Dr. Robert Blau

Eliyahu Krakowski, Heshey Zelcer and Mark Zelcer


“Truth” and Authorial Intent in the Study of Torah

Marc B. Shapiro



Asher Benzion Buchman


Review Essay: Tsimtsum and Modernity: Lurianic Heritage in Modern Philosophy and Theology

David P. Goldman


Jewish Law


Examining a Controversial Heter: A Woman Converted as an Infant Marrying a Kohen. The Novel Approach of Rabbi Ephraim Greenblatt

Michael J. Broyde and Gidon Rothstein


“Are We Your First Choice?”: Is it proper to ask this question to a student applying to a yeshivah/ seminary, and must they answer honestly?

Asher Bush


 Halakhic Approaches to a Man-made Epidemic: Opioids and Narcan

Sharon Galper Grossman and Shamai A. Grossman


Talmud Torah


The Geographical Context of Devarim and Its Significance

Geula Twersky


Did the Israelites Eat Matzah While They Were Slaves?

Mitchell First


Jewish Thought


Imitations and Semblances: How the Mitzvos Direct Our Exploration of Reality

Dovid Campbell


Review Essay: Strauss, Spinoza and Sinai: Orthodox Judaism and Modern Questions of Faith

Bezalel Naor


Rav Yoseph B. Soloveitchik Speaks at the Sheloshim of Rav Moshe DovBer Rivkin

David Shurin and Beryl Schiff


History of Halakhah


Was the Shulchan Aruch Intended to Be a Code of Jewish Law?

Ari Storch


Halachic Decisions Are Determined by How the Question Is Presented: Cross-Gender Therapy

Seymour Hoffman



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