In reviewing Malka Puterkovsky’s “Mehalekhet be-Darka,” Yitzchak Blau profiles a work of halakhic literature remarkable for its author, genre, and sensitivities. That a volume of “teshuvot” (even if not adhering to the classical form) penned by a woman garnered critique from the right-wing is not surprising, and sheds some light on the path breaking accomplishment.
Yeshiva University enables its students to chart lives and endeavors as Torah-observant Jews in the Western world. The inherent challenge is explored in President Ari Berman’s new book, a manifesto for YU students, “The Final Exam.” In reviewing the book, Aharon Rakeffet-Rothkoff says it presents the uniqueness and benefits of study at YU.
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Hillel Goldberg’s "Across the Expanse of Jewish Thought" is characterized by breadth of knowledge and depth of understanding, alongside passionate involvement in his subjects and precision of analysis. In reviewing the book, Jeffrey Woolf demonstrates how Goldberg enlists his talents as a journalist in making his discussions understandable to the intelligent layperson, without sacrificing a whit of the sophistication and integrity of his presentation.