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ISRAEL & THE JEWISH WORLD

The Movement from
Fate to Destiny
(April/09)

Hakeret Hatov: A Foundation Stone of Our Nationhood (June/08)

The Slifkin Affair Revisited -- Part 4: The Challenge of Truth (Jan/07)

The Slifkin Affair Revisited -- Part 3: The Nature of Machloket (Nov/06)

The Slifkin Affair Revisited -- Part 2: The Challenge of Eilu v'Eilu (Sept/06)

The Slifkin Affair Revisited -- Part 1: Issues of Tolerance (August/06)

The Middle East: The Perplexity of Din and Rachamim (July/06)

Katrina, Gush Katif, and
Explaining God
(Oct./05)

Authority and Wisdom:
The Slifkin Affair
(April/05)

The Failing Enterprise of Partition (Oct/04)

MEDIA & POLITICS

TV and the Orthodox Jew (June 2005)

Celebrities and the Law: ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT? (Dec/03)

The Governator (Oct/03)

Fare Thee Well, Dr. Laura (Sept/03)

ANTISEMITISM

Evaluation and Definition: comments on Wafa Sultan (May/06)

Defining Hamas' Victory (Feb/06)

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Commentaries on Mel Gibson's Film "The Passion of the Christ"

Passion or PTSD? (Mar/04)

The Passion: A Collision of Faiths (Mar/04)

The Varieties of Zealous Experience (Mar/04)

Gibson and Anti-Semitism (Feb/04)

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The Malaysian PM:
THE THIN LINE BETWEEN PRAISE AND CONDEMNATION (Nov/03)

ARAYOT

Promiscuity (Nov/08)

"Trembling Before G-d": Analyzing Homosexuality & Orthodoxy

1. A response to the film "Trembling before God" (Introduction) (April/04)

2. The Nature Of Orthodoxy - Beyond Ritual (May/04)

3. Personal Conflict, Philosophical Conflict (June/04)

4. Family & Community Conflict (July/04)

5. Drives and the Homosexual Drive (Nov/04)

6. Love and Sexuality (Feb/05)

7. The Parameters of Marriage (March/05)

8. The Gay Individual in a Same Sex Environment (May/05)

SOCIETY, VALUES and CHOICES

Extending the Self (Jan/10)

The Same Sex Marriage
and Defining Discrimination
(June/09)

The Euthyphro Argument: A Philosophical Dinosaur

Intermarriage (Nov/07)

Foundations of Morality:
Understanding the Modern Debate
(Mar/07)

Freedom of Religion
(with Comments on Halachic Tolerance)
(Oct/06)

Cartoons, Amalek and Values (Mar/06)

Holocaust Comparison and Pope John Paul II (Dec/05)

The Popularity of Spectator Sports:
A Torah View
(Dec/04)

The FETUS: Breeding Legal and Moral Confusion (Apr/04)

FRANCE: Freedom OF Religion versus Freedom FROM Religion (Jan/04)

CONFLICT and WAR

Chanukah: A Battle for Freedom of Religion (Dec/08)

Questions of Mass Destruction (Feb/04)

TORAH AND THE HUMAN CONDITION

The Real Issue of Intelligent Design (August/11)

The Need for Policy (Jan/11)

Eilu v'Eilu: Value of Choice or Value of Complexity (July/10)

The Gestalt (May/10)

The Rabba Controversy (March/10)

It's Not About Rationalism (Dec/09)

The Wall (Sept/09)

Shimush (May/09)

Personalities & Kavod HaTorah (Feb/08)

A Torah Response to Jews with Disabilities (Jan/08)

Noah Feldman and defining Modern Orthodoxy (Aug/07)

Yated and YCT:
Substance and Methodology
(July/07)

Children of Believers (Apr/06)

 
   

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