Devorah Goldman Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Heavy on Thought, Light on Faith

A former rabbi of England has written a book on restoring the common good in divided times. Curiously, he appeals little to religious conviction.

Disarming Frontline Doctors

In its quest to meet the “gold standard,” academic medicine has put Covid patients at risk.

Gene Editing and Planned Personhood

The future of germline editing includes practical risks, but the question of whether it will happen should hinge not only on whether it can be safely done. Physicians must carefully consider their role in relation to their patients, which is different from that of a scientist working with specimens in a lab.

The Yeshiva Case: A Legal Path Forward

Jewish organizations and individuals have a necessary and powerful role to play in America’s ongoing discussions regarding religious liberty. Situations such as the conflict over New York’s yeshivas demonstrate how grave the stakes can be.

Review of Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition

Sarah Schenirer’s unflinching defense of basic Jewish principles, combined with the lively, youthful and joyous approach she brought to teaching, continue to guide the institution she founded.

The Story of Ruth

A beautiful exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum explores what this ancient figure can teach us about loyalty and redemption.

When to Leave?

For Jews, this is the perennial question. A new book explores how Jewish communities around the world are navigating it.

Two Orthodox Jewish Approaches to the Coronavirus

The principle of living by religious laws but not dying by them is integral to Jewish practice.

Recovering Friendship

A friend is more than a form of entertainment. The utilitarian way app designers would have us pick friends off a menu reflects quite the opposite approach. Friendships are viewed as more comfortable and more disposable than Allan Bloom, C.S. Lewis, and the Talmud suggest they ought to be.