A Passionate Pacifist

A Passionate Pacifist

Early in the 20th century, an orthodox rabbi affirmed a Judaism which challenged the kind of Zionism being promoted by Jewish nationalists. Read about his views.

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Tiqqun Corona

The Coronavirus disaster has stimulated messianic speculations among some in the ultra-orthodox world. Scholar Elliot Wolfson explores some of Rabbi Schneerson’s writings before his death 25 years ago.

Elijah's cup

Elijah the Prophet & the Passover Seder

Part of what makes this ritual particularly meaningful for me is a simple innovation my father added to Elijah’s Cup: after filling the goblet, he places six memorial (yahrtzeit) candles around it.