NEW: I've put an asterisk (*) before the post that I think are most characteristic of this blog and/or are the posts that I'm most proud of (and not necessarily the most popular).Double asterisks are for those posts which best articulate my thinking.
Tefillin and Teaching One's Children: An Observation
**"...Gam Ki Yazkin Lo Yassur Mimenah"
Offensive Lines: Why football makes me sick
*jewish sexual education
Money Quotes from Howard Gardner
**The Tuition Crisis and Disengagement: A Common Denominator
Another Observation Regarding the Public School Proposal
Readings in Talmud, Mishna, Chumash, Tanach, etc.
*Mazal Tov and Shabbat 33b-34a
**Alienation, Translation, and Reconstruction - A Talmudic Reading of Shabbat 33b-34a: Part I
**Shabbat 33b - 34a: Part II
**Shabbat 33b Part III - Markets, Baths, and Bridges
**Shabbat 33b - 34a: Part IV - R' Shimon Withdraws
**Shabbat 33b - 34a: Part V - The Cave
*A reading of Mishna Avot 3:7 - not how they taught it in yeshiva
*A Lesson in Basic Talmudic Vocabulary
*Meat and Wine: A Talmudic Reading of Pesachim 109a
*Mi-Bnei Banav Shel Haman Limdu Torah Be-Bnei Brak (Sanhedrin 104b)
**Talmudic Reading: Kiddushin 29b - A Critique of Modern Orthodox Education?
*Bialik's 'Al Saf Beis HaMidrash'
**Chana vs. Eli
*Chana vs. Eli part II: Change from Within
*BEHAR - Two Aspects of Holiness and the Price of Tea in China
**Ad De-Lo Yada
Ramban on Emunah Peshutah
**Talmudic reading of Menachot 29b: Zoo Torah, ve-zu scharah?
*kol ha-meivi davar be-shem omro
**A Talmudic reading - Brachot 48a
*Tzara'at: Psoraisis or Psychosis?
*Reading of Shabbat 56a : David's Sin (or lack thereof)
*Reading of Shabbat 88a: God and Israel's Shotgun Wedding
One Man's Korach is the Next Man's Moshe
**Parshat Chukat: Speak Softly, but Carry a Big Stick
More on the Big Stick
The Torah and Science Challenge: Round II
**On Absolute Truth
**Absolute Truth II
**Absolute Truth: Part III - Simon Says
**Absolute Truth IV
**Absolute Truth V: Truth vs. Justice
*Evening, Morning, Resurrection, Evolution, and Entropy - and a Talmudic Reading of Shabbat 10a
More on Entropy and Resurrection
**Understanding Shekhina, God's 'Urges' and Why Leonard Nimoy is Out of his Vulcan Mind
*Waiting for the Messiah
**Historically-conditioned Exegesis and Progressive Revelation
‘Machshavah’ and (sometimes humorous) Musings on Contemporary Judaism
*Postmodern Postmortem of MO
Modern Orthodox Pantheon
*Evolution of Religion
*the 12 principles? -בא ה"אדרבי" והעמידן על שנים עשר
Cutting Inspiration Down to Size
Jewish Evangelism Revisited
*When You've Got a Hammer, the Whole World Looks Like a Nail
*R' Tzadok vs. R' Chaim Schmulevitz on Yom Yerushalayim and the Road to Hell
Clarification to Ha'aretz Interview
*Review of 'Ushpizin'
The Secret of Chareidi Fundraising
One Dilemma, Two Solutions (and a possible third)
*Lay Leadership Training
Link to Full Text of R' Aharon Feldman's Essay
The Science of Tefillah
*On the Origins of Chasidut
A Tale of Two Aarons
Is it a Mitzvah to be Happy?
Two Types of Ethics
Why I Love Levinas
The ArtScroll Women's Siddur: Men and Women, Dumb and Dumber
A True Story Concerning Women and Kaddish
*YU's Tzelem Project
The Greatness of Gush
*A Postmodern Read of the Nishtanu Ha-Teav’im Theory
*The Hardest Mitzvah (Which Also Happens to be my Favorite One)
Maimonides Magical Mystery Tour: Part II
Reading List Update, and the Rav's use of Scheler
**Superstructures of Knowledge
*עיני העדה and the role of narratives in land disputes and conflict resolution
A Better Date for Yom HaShoa
**Of Jet-lag, covenants, and BBQ on Yom Ha'atzma'ut
*Yom Ha'atzma'ut Part II - Hallel
**Yom Ha'atzma'ut Part III: The Theme of the Day
**Yom Ha'atzma'ut IV: The Haftarah
*Ran on Nedarim 28a and Israeli Democracy
**Genesis Chapter 1, the First Rashi, and Yashar Books
Disengagement: One Issue or Two
The Politics of Sports
Religious Zionism from an Unexpected Source
Baltimore: Anti-Disengagement Mecca
Philosophy of Halakha
*Historical Twins: Canon and Heresy
*Historical Twins: Part II – Translation and Esotericism
*Minhag Avoteinu Be-Yadeinu
*Al Capone on Da'as Torah
**Pygmies on the Shoulders of Giants? An Attempt to Come to Grips with Yeridat Ha-dorot
*understanding what we say vs. saying what we understand
Breaking the Middle Matzah and Christian accusations
Baskin-Robbins: Chalav Yisrael?
Answering Amen to the Bracha before Shema
*Mistaken Minhag - Not Answering 'Amen' to the Second Bracha of Shema: The Unabridged Version
*More on 'Amen' to "Ha-bocher'
*Chazon Ish Shiurim
Making 'Brachot' on Non-Kosher Food
January 20, 1961 : A Black Day
*''Brachot' on Non-Kosher Food
**Rabbinic Power and Rabbinic Force : The Case of Marriage Annulments
The OU and Stem-Cell Research
**Monogamy as the Biblical Ideal
**IS there an answer to this question?
Gender Identity in Judaism
**LGBT in a Halakhic Community
*More on LGBT and Halakha
Another Musing on the Transgender Issue
*On Shelo Asani Ishah
A Woman of Valor
Reflections on Blogging and Misc.
*Hineni He-ani Mi-ma'as, nir'ash ve-nifchad...
*Explaining my own jokes and other miscellany
*SHR, RIP. Welcome ADDeRabbi
*Tocho ke-varo ke-bloggo
What I'm Currently Reading and Learning
*Works in Progress
Counting the Cars...
To Be Continued...
*Introducing a New Flavor of Orthodoxy!
*...Bayamim Ha-hem, Ba-zman ha-zeh
*A Purim Riddle for FRUMTEENS Moderator
*Selling Snow to Eskimos OR Water Water Everywhere...
*Sometimes I Think that the Rasha had a Good Question
I Love This Job!
If one were to set their ShasPod to 'Shuffle'...
Who pos' de mos'?
An Alternative Reading of a Well-Known Midrash