Professional Development Resources: Jewish philosophy

Toward Spiritual Education

Addressing the Problem of “Disconnection”: Creating a Learning Environment of Personal Relevance and Passion based on the Wisdom of the Kabbalah I) The Problem:... Read more

Rupture and Reconstruction: The Transformation of Contemporary Orthodoxy

Published in Tradition, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Summer 1994). Reprinted here with permission. Haym Soloveitchik teaches Jewish history and thought in the Bernard Revel Graduate... Read more

The Broad Torah: Of Pictures on Walls and in Hearts

Originally published in Ten Da’at 8:1, 1995. Appears here with permission. The scene: A classroom full of eager young high school boys learning Torah.... Read more

Goals of the Day School Movement: Torah scholars, all?

From Ten Da’at, Volume VII, Number 1, Fall 1993. Appears here with permission.   I Historically, until the mid-twentieth century, yeshiva education past the... Read more

Leading Jewish Ethical Discussions

I. What is a Jewish ethical discussion? Ethical discussions are designed to challenge participants to clarify or their thoughts. The process of clarification often... Read more

Women and Judaism: Challenges of modernity

It seems to be common knowledge that the challenges of modernity for Judaism arise from two factors of contemporary life: ease of communication, and... Read more

“Too Much on Our Plates”

Back in the early 50’s, my friend’s older sister, Malka, worked as secretary in one of the Bais Yaakov elementary schools.  The children were,... Read more

A Time for Spiritual Sobriety

MAX STERN DIVISION OF COMMUNAL SERVICES RABBI ISAAC ELCHANAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY AN AFFILIATE OF YESHIVA UNIVERSITY TEXTS AND TOPICS IN TEACHING LIMMUDEI KODESH A TIME... Read more

Wisdom and Knowledge of God in Biblical and Talmudic Thought

This article originally appeared in Tradition v.12 #2 Fall, 1971 The ideal of Imitatio Dei occupies a central place in the religious and ethical... Read more

A Eulogy for the Rav

“A great prince in Israel has fallen today” – II Samuel 33:33 This article originally appeared in Tradition 28:1. Surely, such a prince and... Read more
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