Dear Friend,

Behind each of the Divine commandments that define Jewish life stands a rich world of Torah insight, discussion and debate. This is the world of the Talmud and of the masters of Jewish learning—from the time of Moses until the present day—who probe the meaning of the mitzvahs and the manifold details of their practice and application. This is the theoretical world of the yeshivah, in which students delight in the nuanced flourishes of an elegant argument, and thrive on the drama of astute proofs and sharp rebuttals. This is the world that we invite you to enter.

“Mitzvah Studies” is an experimental project and we want to hear about your experience reading, thinking and engaging with these articles. If you enjoy them please share them with your friends, and let us know too! If you have questions or suggestions we would love to hear to hear from you! You can also subscribe to future articles via email.

Click here to see the first three articles in this exciting new series.

The Editorial Team