Cross-Currents Blog

And the Winner Is…

“Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser,” the famous, and famously blunt, General George S. Patton declared in a 1944 speech. “When you were kids,” he explained, “you all admired the...

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When In Rome, Do as Abaya and Rava Do

Certain that our loyal readers wanted more details about the New York Times story on the project to translate Shas into Italian, Cross-Currents’ team of investigative reporters set out to get the inside scoop....

Hear Me Out

You probably know that when a person loses some hearing, it can never be recovered. But did you know that 10 million Americans suffer noise-induced hearing loss? Or that exposure to some common sounds,...

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The Ultimate Gimmick

Reform and Conservative now propose to lead the charge in Israel. Would anyone follow a general who abjectly surrendered in all major wars, and now insists on leading his troops into yet another battle?

Annual Pesach Shiur

BEH, I will be giving my annual Pesach shiur for women on Wednesday, April 13th at noon, on the third floor of 1399 S Roxbury Dr. Underground parking across the street at the Museum...

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No, That Is Not Modern Orthodoxy

Straw men may be useful in politics, but they are not what we seek in religious discourse. That is why Dr. Steven Bayme’s op-ed Modern Orthodoxy is under attack from the right. It’s time to...

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