Jonathan Sarna


Is ‘Open Orthodoxy’ an Oxymoron?

By Jonathan Sarna and Gil Student

Is ‘Open Orthodoxy’ an Oxymoron?
Was this the year of ‘Open Orthodoxy’? The inaugural graduation of Yeshivat Maharat and the new leadership at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah would indicate so. But some were not convinced.Read More


Why Is Orthodoxy Packing Up Big Tent?

By Jonathan Sarna

Why Is Orthodoxy Packing Up Big Tent?
So-called ‘Open Orthodoxy’ has come under withering attack by mainstream rabbis. The irony is that American Orthodoxy once fought for a inclusive model of faith, Jonathan Sarna writes.Read More


The Jewish Translation That Rewrote the Bible

By Jonathan Sarna

The Jewish Translation That Rewrote the Bible
It’s been 50 years since the Jewish Publication Society commissioned a groundbreaking translation of the Bible. Jonathan Sarna asks if it’s time to revisit the famed work.Read More


Rabbis Have Long Had Place at Conventions

By Jonathan Sarna

Rabbis Have Long Had Place at Conventions
Republicans and Democrats alike have often called on rabbis to lead prayers at their conventions. In 2012, as in 1896, they hope to deliver subtle political messages, Jonathan Sarna writes.Read More


Jewish Publication Society Sale Brings End to Era

By Jonathan Sarna

Jewish Publication Society Sale Brings End to Era
The sale of unsold inventory and publication rights to all of the Jewish Publication Society’s books effectively shuts down the oldest Jewish publisher in the United States.Read More



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