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  • Q&A: How the Gaon of Vilna Changed the Jewish World

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 22, 2013 | 5:00 am

    Eliyahu Stern is assistant professor of modern Jewish intellectual and cultural history at Yale University. He researches the transformation and development of traditional and religious worldviews in Western life and thought. In particular, he focuses on modern Eastern European...

  • What’s in a Name? Three Viewpoints

    By Amy Klein

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "What's in a Name? That which we call a rose still smells just as sweet." -- William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet"

    What is in a name?

    Namely: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform.

    What do they mean? Where do they come from?

    These days, the Conservative movement faces the greatest...