The Orthodox Forum, convened by Dr. Norman Lamm, President of Yeshiva University, meets each year to consider major issues of concern to the Jewish community. Forum participants from throughout the world, including academicians in both Jewish and secular fields, rabbis, rashei yeshiva, Jewish educators, and Jewish communal professionals, gather in conference as a think taknk to discuss and critique each other's original papers, examining different aspects of a central theme. The purpose of the Forum is to create and disseminate a new and vibrant Torah literature addressing the critical issues facing Jewry today. [from p. v]

Recent Submissions

  • The relationship of Orthodox Jews with believing Jews of other religious ideologies and non-believing Jews. 

    Mintz, Adam.; Hirst, Robert S. (The Michael Scharf Publication Trust of Yeshiva University Press ; Ktav Publishing House, Inc., 2010)
    This volume offers a wide range of historical, theological, halakhic, educational, and communal perspectives on the challenges and considerations faced by those who endeavor to build bridges with believing and non-believing ...
  • Toward a Renewed Ethic of Jewish Philanthropy. 

    Prager, Yossi; Hirt, Robert S. (The Michael Scharf Publication Trust of Yeshiva University Press ; Ktav Publishing House, Inc., 2010)
    This volume, the nineteenth in the Orthodox Forum Series, capably edited by Yossi Prager, Executive Director of The AVI CHAI Foundation in North America, invites us to rethink the way we go about allocating our philanthropic ...
  • The next generation of Modern Orthodoxy. 

    Hain, Shmuel; Hirt, Robert S. (The Michael Scharf Publication Trust of Yeshiva University Press ; Ktav Publishing House, Inc., 2012)
    In this, the twenty-first volume of the Orthodox Forum series, we focus on the issues facing the next generation of Modern Orthodoxy. We have asked both younger and more senior colleagues to share their insights on how ...
  • Religious Zionism post disengagement : future directions. 

    Hirt, Robert S.; Waxman, Chaim I. (The Michael Scharf Publication Trust of Yeshiva University Press, 2008)
    The offerings in this volume reflect the mood today, with passions and tensions generated by security concerns and social and spiritual challenges to the Jewish State, following the disengagement from Gaza. One senses ...
  • Yirat shamayim : the awe, reverence, and fear of God. 

    Hirt, Robert S.; Stern, Marc D. (The Michael Scharf Publication Trust of Yeshiva University Press, 2008)
    Today, faith and religious values have become centerpieces of political and social agendas and the focus of widespread debate. In the Western world, where economic success has not in itself resulted in a more meaningful ...
  • Gender relationships in marriage and out. 

    Blau, Rivkah Teitz; Hirt, Robert S. (The Michael Scharf Publication Trust of Yeshiva University Press, 2007)
    The Orthodox Forum, initially convened by Dr. Norman Lamm, Chancellor of Yeshiva University, meets each year to consider major issues of concern to the Jewish community. Forum participants from throughout the world, ...
  • War and peace in the Jewish tradition. 

    Wolowelsky, Joel B.; Schiffman, Lawrence (KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 2007)
    The Orthodox Forum, initially convened by Dr. Norman Lamm, Chancellor of Yeshiva University, meets each year to consider major issues of concern to the Jewish community. Forum participants from throughout the world, ...
  • Rabbinic and lay communal authority. 

    Stone, Suzanne Last; Hirt, Robert S. (The Michael Scharf Publication Trust of Yeshiva University Press, 2006)
    In this volume, Rabbinic and Lay Communal Authority, capably edited by Professor Suzanne Last Stone, the reader will be guided through a range of historical, political, sociological, and Jewish legal (halakhic) perspectives ...
  • Jewish Spirituality and Divine Law. 

    Mintz, Adam; Schiffman, Lawrence; Hirt, Robert S. (Ktav, 2003)
    The primary purpose of the conference and this resulting volume has been to demonstrate through a spectrum of diverse views, that spirituality and Orthodox Judaism are actually not hostile to one another, but, to the ...
  • Israel as a Religious Reality. 

    Waxman, Chaim (Jason Aronson Inc., 1994)
    The Orthodox Forum, convened by Dr. Norman Lamm, President of Yeshiva University, meets each year to consider major issues of concern to the Jewish community. Forum participants from throughout the world, including a ...
  • Jewish tradition and the nontraditional Jew. 

    Schacter, Jacob J. (Jason Aronson Inc., 1990)
    Another addition to the 'Orthodox Forum Series', this book is a collection of papers from the Second Orthodox Forum in New York and provides compelling insight into the minds of highly respected scholars in the Orthodox ...