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In defense of Pearl Perry Reich

Guest Post by Chaim Levin In the recent, very heated debates over the legitimacy of Pearl Perry Reich’s claims of abuse by rabbinic authority, many people have criticized her use of the word “cult” in describing her former ultra Orthodox…

Why I believe Deborah Feldman

Why I believe Deborah Feldman Guest post By David Lerner Part 1: Concepts of print & Murder, she wrote. “Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. It is the peculiar snare of the perplexed orthodox,” – H.G. Wells in The…

Unorthodox: Book Review

I read Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots. It is unorthodox. It is a rejection. But I did not find it scandalous. Not at all. Guest Post by Rabbi Eliyahu Fink There is so much about this book…

Dvar Torah Vayechi: Jacob Immortal

The start of a new year is a time for resolutions not because there’s anything intrinsic about January 1st that begets rejuvenation, but because there’s an artificial freshness that accompanies the annual changing of the calendar year — as such,…

Dvar Torah Vayeshev: Fourfathers?

From the standpoint of the reader, it’s often obvious who and what is important in a work of prose based on the amount of airtime an individual or episode is granted, and the biblical narrative proves no different.  For example,…

Confessions of a 612er

Room 612 (or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Do Not Disturb Sign) Guest Post by Anshel M. Some call it being a “612er”, those of us that are shomer mitzvos but can’t seem to adhere to…

Jewish books make me sad

Guest post by Talia from Nerd With a Voice Sometimes I wonder if English seforim ever go through an editor. I was reading a book that shall remain nameless, but it was a concise compilation of short anecdotes and one-line…

Anti-Christ vs. Schmeckles

Be a Responsible Parent Guest post by Rafi People say I’m a responsible parent. I’m not exactly sure who these people are, but what I am exactly sure of is that my wife is not one of them. She thinks…