A Modern Orthodox Kabbalist

Waking up to a New Day (Hebrew)
By Yakov Nagen
Maggid Books (2013)
     Reviewed by Yitzchak Blau

A Modern Orthodox Kabbalist

Modern Orthodox thought tends towards a more positive outlook on gentile society, openness to the wisdom of the broader world, an emphasis on balancing values, and an approach which combats any potential denigration of women. It also frequently cites Rambam and Rav Soloveitchik among its major influences while rarely incorporating more mystical

Doing and Being

Bereshit- Doing and Being

The year is 1954. Years before the Israeli masses began streaming into India, Azriel Carlebach, the legendary editor of the newspaper Maariv, traveled to India and summarized his experiences in his book “India- a Travelogue.” Carlebach understood well the difference between Western and Eastern worldviews. He quotes a discussion with the Indian prime minister at the time, Jawaharlal Nehru, in which Nehru pointed out to him the gap between Western and Eastern

נוח לאדם שלא נברא “Noach La’adam shelo Nevra”


 נוח לאדם שלא נברא  “Noach La’adam shelo Nevra”

Seven Years to the Terror Attack in Yeshivat Otniel

During the course of the Shabbos meal of Parshat Shemot 5763 in the Hesder Yeshiva of Otniel, while the students danced and sang הודו לה' כי טוב כי לעולם חסדו, terrorists entered the kitchen and murdered the four boys who were preparing the next course: Noam Apter, Yehuda Bamberger, Gavriel Ho-ter, Zvika Zeeman.

It is hard to imagine a more glaring instance of conflict