Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier is a Research Fellow at Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion. A founder of The Lehrhaus, he recently completed a PhD in Judaic studies at Yale University.
The New Jersey gubernatorial race suggests that increasing numbers of haredi Jews are now voting based on personal conviction rather than communal pragmatism.
When the established rabbis go silent, others, including civic-minded philanthropists and charismatic outsiders with inflammatory social-media presences, fill the void.
When news of the Jewish justice’s death spread last week, so did a lot of weird claims about how Jews should mourn and what they believe. It’s time to clear things up.
How the Zoom-seder debate opens up on questions of virtual reality.