Articles

These articles are a collection of writings by Rabbi Klapper on the topics included below, particularly Halakhah, Hashkafa, Israel, Social Policy, Tanakh, and The Study of Torah. They have appeared in Text & Texture, Milin Havivin, Tablet Magazine, and Jewish Values Online.

The series of weekly Divrei Torah are divided up by the book of the Torah. Audio and video articles are found here, along with sourcesheets specifically produced to accompany the shiurim. Most of the proceedings of the Summer Beit Midrash, including summaries written by the fellows, are found on the audio and video page. The topic Acharayut K'Tuvah, CMTL, and SBM Proceedings includes the articles stemming from the learning done about the Summer Beit Midrash topics.

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  •   Beit Din
  •   Bereshit
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  •   Devarim
  •   Diversity And Uniformity
  •   Gender
  •   Halacha
  •   Halakhah And Public Policy
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Title Type Date Language
2013 CMTL Reader pdf Dec 24, 2013 english
SBM application 14 word Dec 24, 2013 english
Acharayut K'tuvah Cmtl And Sbm Proceedings
Title Type Date Language
Thought on Sukkah mats word Sep 29, 2010 english
Bamidbar
Title Type Date Language
Balak 5773 pdf Jun 21, 2013 english
BalakTMK pdf Jun 25, 2010 english
Bamidbar 5773 pdf May 09, 2013 english
Bamidbar Mishnah pdf May 13, 2010 english
Bamidbar Torah Temimah pdf May 22, 2009 english
Bamidbarrabbah pdf May 27, 2011 english
Behaalotekhalhakenaf pdf Jun 10, 2011 english
Behaalotkha pdf Jun 12, 2009 english
Behaalotkha 5773 pdf May 23, 2013 english
B\'ha\'alotkha - Moshe\'s Mysterious Cushite Wife pdf May 28, 2010 english
ChukatAbravanel pdf Jun 15, 2010 english
GedalyahMatos pdf Jul 17, 2009 english
Hukkat 5773 pdf Jun 14, 2013 english
Korach 5773 pdf Jun 07, 2013 english
Korach's wife pdf Jun 26, 2009 english
Mas'ei pdf Jul 09, 2010 english
MeishivDavarChukat pdf Jul 03, 2009 english
Naso 5773 pdf May 17, 2013 english
Naso Head Covering pdf Jun 05, 2009 english
Nasolaachoto pdf Jun 03, 2011 english
Parshat Chukat pdf Jun 27, 2014 english
Parshat Chukat pdf Jun 27, 2014 english
PinchassonsofKorach pdf Jul 02, 2010 english
Shelach 5773 pdf May 31, 2013 english
Shelach Or HaChaim pdf Jun 23, 2009 english
Shelachkanfei pdf Jun 17, 2011 english
ShelachLashonHora pdf Jun 15, 2012 english
Shlach Karo pdf Jun 04, 2010 english
Beit Din
Title Type Date Language
Halakhah and Subjectively Compelling Jewish Identity pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
SBM 2013 Sh'eilah pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
SBM 2013 Teshuvah pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
ZABLA, or: Why Rabbinic Courts are Often Ineffective pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Bereshit
Title Type Date Language
BereshitTorahBlueprint pdf Oct 12, 2012 english
Breishistam pdf Oct 21, 2009 english
ChannukkahTalmud pdf Dec 18, 2009 english
Chayei Sarah 5773 pdf Nov 09, 2012 english
Chayei Sarah 5774 pdf Oct 24, 2013 english
ChayyeiSarahOrhHaChayyim pdf Nov 13, 2009 english
ChayyeiSarahRadak pdf Oct 29, 2010 english
ChayyeiSarahWhomcanonetrust pdf Nov 18, 2011 english
ChristianityVayigash pdf Dec 25, 2009 english
Lekh Lekha 5773 pdf Oct 26, 2012 english
Lekh Lekha 5774 pdf Oct 11, 2013 english
lekhIbnEzra pdf Oct 30, 2009 english
LekhLekha1 pdf Nov 04, 2011 english
Lekhyishmael pdf Oct 13, 2010 english
MeshekhChokhmahbereishis pdf Sep 29, 2010 english
Miketz5773 pdf Dec 14, 2012 english
MiketzLichtenstein pdf Dec 04, 2010 english
MiketzSerious readers pdf Dec 23, 2011 english
Motzilaazmeks pdf Dec 31, 2009 english
Noach 5774 pdf Oct 04, 2013 english
Noach5773 pdf Oct 19, 2012 english
Noachritva pdf Oct 07, 2010 english
Open Book - Miketz word Dec 03, 2010 english
Open Book - Miketz word Dec 03, 2010 english
Open Book - Vayigash word Dec 09, 2010 english
Open Book: Chayyei Sarah word Oct 28, 2010 english
Open Book: Lekh Lekha word Oct 13, 2010 english
Open Book: Toldot word Nov 04, 2010 english
Open Book: Vayera word Oct 21, 2010 english
Open Book: Vayeshev word Nov 26, 2010 english
Open Book: Vayetze word Nov 09, 2010 english
RashbamVayeshev pdf Dec 10, 2009 english
RKToldot pdf Nov 19, 2009 english
Sermon Vayeshev pdf Nov 30, 2010 english
Should Halakhic speech and writing be censored pdf Nov 19, 2010 english
Toldot mediation pdf Nov 25, 2011 english
ToldotNetziv pdf Nov 05, 2010 english
ToldotPaltiel pdf Nov 16, 2012 english
Vayechi 3 pdf Dec 17, 2010 english
Vayechi2012miteref pdf Jan 06, 2012 english
Vayechi5773 pdf Dec 28, 2012 english
Vayeitzei 5773 pdf Nov 23, 2012 english
Vayeitzeitur pdf Nov 27, 2009 english
VaYera 5773 pdf Nov 02, 2012 english
Vayera 5774 pdf Oct 17, 2013 english
Vayera Tosafot pdf Nov 05, 2009 english
Vayeradinademalkhuta pdf Nov 11, 2011 english
VayeraMalbim pdf Oct 21, 2010 english
VayeraStamyeynamlinzerpsak pdf Dec 30, 2010 english
Vayeshev 5773 pdf Dec 06, 2012 english
Vayeshevreasonmysticism pdf Nov 26, 2010 english
Vayeshevvayimaein pdf Dec 16, 2011 english
Vayetze2 pdf Nov 11, 2010 english
Vayetzehatachatelokim pdf Dec 02, 2011 english
Vayigash 5774 - Yosef was not Modern Orthodox pdf Dec 06, 2013 english
Vayigash5773 pdf Dec 21, 2012 english
Vayigashbraindeath1 pdf Dec 09, 2010 english
VayigashWeinstein pdf Dec 30, 2011 english
Vayishlach 5733 pdf Nov 30, 2012 english
Vayishlachhakezonah pdf Dec 09, 2011 english
VayishlachRashbam pdf Dec 03, 2009 english
Biblical And Rabbinic Personalities
Title Type Date Language
A Spiritual Biography of Eliyahu HaNavi pdf Mar 29, 2009 english
A Spiritual Biography of Eliyahu HaNavi - Essay html Jun 04, 2008 english
Amnon and Tamar: A Case Study in Allusions pdf May 04, 2011 english
Joseph the Righteous pdf Nov 10, 2009 english
So Long . . . or: Thanks for the Fish? A New Reading of Sefer Yonah word Jun 04, 2008 english
Teaching Halakhah Proceedings - Part 1 word Sep 13, 2008 english
The Romance of Rachel and Rabbi Akiva pdf Jul 11, 2010 english
Devarim
Title Type Date Language
DevarimMidkashdisad pdf Jul 16, 2010 english
Devarimvenishmartem pdf Jul 24, 2010 english
Eikeveiluv'eilu pdf Jul 30, 2010 english
Haazinulodavarreik pdf Sep 28, 2012 english
In the heart of Yerushalayim pdf Aug 24, 2012 english
Ki Tavo 5772 pdf Sep 06, 2012 english
Ki Tavo 5773 pdf Aug 23, 2013 english
Ki Tetze 5773 pdf Aug 15, 2013 english
Kitavohasket pdf Aug 27, 2010 english
Kitavoseventylanguages pdf Sep 16, 2011 english
KiTetzeibensorer2 pdf Sep 09, 2011 english
KiTzeiteiben pdf Aug 28, 2009 english
Korach 5722 pdf Jun 22, 2012 english
KorachMaharsha pdf Jun 08, 2010 english
MeishivdavarKiTavo pdf Sep 05, 2009 english
Nitzavim 5773 pdf Aug 30, 2013 english
Nitzavim MeshekhChokhmah pdf Sep 13, 2012 english
Nitzavimdaatzkeinim pdf Sep 03, 2010 english
Nitzavimlobashomayim pdf Sep 09, 2009 english
Pele Yoetz Devarim pdf Jul 24, 2009 english
Ralbagvezot pdf Oct 11, 2009 english
Re'eh Lo Titgogedu pdf Aug 16, 2009 english
Reehcentralization pdf Aug 06, 2010 english
RH article Reform Yale pdf Sep 28, 2011 english
Rosh Hashanah 5774 pdf Sep 04, 2013 english
RoshH pdf Sep 08, 2010 english
RoshHashannahSaadia pdf Sep 16, 2009 english
Shabshuv09 pdf Sep 24, 2009 english
Shoftim Zygud pdf Aug 23, 2009 english
Soul inhabiting a body or body inhabited by a soul pdf Aug 26, 2014 english
Standing in awe Birkat Kohanim and Inclusion pdf Aug 26, 2014 english
Sukkahhiddur pdf Sep 30, 2009 english
Sukkahmats pdf Sep 22, 2010 english
Teitzekillelattalui pdf Aug 18, 2010 english
The 40-year-old Clothes on Their Back pdf Aug 14, 2014 english
To Heaven and Back, In Search of Torah pdf Sep 08, 2014 english
VaEtchanan pdf Jul 30, 2009 english
Vayelekh pdf Sep 23, 2011 english
Vayelikhmetaphors pdf Sep 21, 2012 english
When the Text is So Wrong, It Must Be Right pdf Aug 21, 2014 english
Who is the priest who will be in those days pdf Sep 02, 2014 english
YefatToarShekhem pdf Aug 31, 2012 english
YK3 pdf Sep 16, 2010 english
YKSiach Yitzchak pdf Oct 07, 2011 english
Diversity And Uniformity
Title Type Date Language
A brief conference report pdf Aug 19, 2011 english
Gender
Title Type Date Language
Are Wives Maids? Distinguishing Legal Rationales from Public Policy pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Gender and Tefillin: Assumptions and Consequences pdf Feb 06, 2014 english
May Women Wear Tefillin? pdf Jan 26, 2014 english
The Agunah Crisis: An Analysis of Some Proposed Systemic Solutions pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Tzniut: A Response to Rabbi Klapper's Essay, by Miriam Gedwiser pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Women in the Rabbinate pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Halacha
Title Type Date Language
A Conceptual Approach to Hilkhot Niddah html Mar 09, 2011 english
Are Workers More than Wage Slaves? Toward a Halakhic Labor Ethic - Audio audio Aug 19, 2008 english
Choosing Supreme Court Justices: A Jewish Perspective html Apr 09, 2010 english
DNR Orders in Halakhah - E/H Sourcesheet word Jul 22, 2008 english
Is there a Halakhic Obligation to Prevent Genocide? (Kol Hamevaser 12/17/2007) html Jun 04, 2008 english
Is there a Halakhic Obligation to Prevent Genocide? (Kol Hamevaser 12/17/2007) - Sourcesheet html Jun 04, 2008 english
Is there a Mitzvah to Prevent Genocide? html Jun 03, 2008 english
Mamzerut and DNA (a version is in Beit Yitzchak #39) word Jun 04, 2008 english
May women get their hair cut on chol hamoed pdf Mar 23, 2010 english
Must a Diasporan Observe Yom Tov Sheni in Israel? pdf Sep 30, 2012 english
Must a Diasporan Observe Yom Tov Sheni in Israel? (Beit Yitzchak #37) - Sourcesheet html Jun 04, 2008 english
Review Essay: MetaHalakhah by Moshe Koppel (Tradition: in pay archive) html Jun 04, 2008 english
Toward a Halakhic Approach to End of Life Issues word Oct 06, 2008 english
What is the Halakhic Status of the Doctrine of the Trinity? html Jun 11, 2013 english
Halakhah And Public Policy
Title Type Date Language
Conversation: Ethics and warfare (Meorot Shevat 5767) html Jun 04, 2008 english
Drone Warfare: A Jewish Perspective pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Jewish Law Must See All Jews as its Constituents pdf Jan 15, 2014 english
May Sermons Discuss Politics? pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Of Birthrights and Bilateral Monopolies pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Some Principles of Jewish Business Ethics pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Sperm Donation for an Infertile Couple html Jan 06, 2014 english
The Moral Cost of Day School Tuition pdf May 14, 2012 english
Toward a Jewish Perspective on the Role of Corporate Money in Politics pdf Mar 15, 2013 english
Toward a Jewish Perspective on the Role of Corporate Money in Politics pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Hashkafa
Title Type Date Language
A Religious Perspective on 9/11 (Harvard Crimson 9/20/2001) html Jun 04, 2008 english
Charisma pdf Feb 19, 2010 english
Conviction without Fanaticism (YNET html Jun 04, 2008 english
Fostering Modern Torah Leadership (Conversations Winter 2009) pdf Feb 12, 2009 english
G-d-Intoxication and idolatry pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Groundhog Day - Movie as Sermon pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Halakhah, Change, and Moral Vision: A Dialogue (Harvard Mosaic Summer 2001) html Jun 04, 2008 english
Mercy: A Cost-Benefit Analysis pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Not Everything We Do has to Make Sense pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
On Beit Shemesh: Reclaiming Tzeniut pdf Jan 12, 2012 english
On Entertainment pdf Aug 17, 2014 english
Praying for Others' Repentance pdf Sep 11, 2012 english
Repentance: From or Toward? word Sep 11, 2012 english
Review Essay: Rational Rabbis by Menachem Fisch (Dinei Yisroel 23) word Jun 04, 2008 english
Revisiting “Confrontation” After 40 Years html Jun 03, 2008 english
Revisiting “Confrontation” After 40 Years (Boston College conference presentation) html Jun 04, 2008 english
Role of current rabbinic and intellectual leadership pdf May 28, 2009 english
Spiritual Luck pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
The Holy and the Good Part 1: Amalek and Eden pdf Apr 18, 2012 english
The Holy and the Good Part 2 - Sexuality pdf Apr 18, 2012 english
The Necessity and Impossibility of Religious Zionism html Jun 04, 2008 english
Three Models of Repentance word Sep 11, 2012 english
Three Models of Repentance pdf Sep 11, 2012 english
Wexner Holiness pdf Apr 22, 2012 english
What is the Purpose of Theology? On Orthodox Bible Critics pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Yizkor should repent from pdf Sep 11, 2012 english
YK truth and teshuvah pdf Sep 25, 2012 english
Holidays
Title Type Date Language
Drasha Nugget pdf Sep 12, 2013 english
Megillat Eicha Shiur word Aug 05, 2014 hebrew
Israel
Title Type Date Language
Is War Ever Holy? (Mayim Acharonim #7) word Jun 04, 2008 english
Is War Ever Holy? (Mayim Acharonim #7) - Sourcesheet html Jun 04, 2008 english
Must Jewish History be Meaningful? The Necessity and Impossibility of Religious Zionism word May 06, 2014 english
The Necessity and Impossibility of Religious Zionism word Sep 16, 2008 english
Jewish Medical Ethics
Title Type Date Language
Sperm Donation for an Infertile Couple pdf Jan 06, 2014 english
Leadership
Title Type Date Language
A Community is Accountable for its Leadership pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
A New Definition of Chillul Hashem pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Avram, Abravanel, and the Knightly Virtues pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Fostering Modern Torah Leadership html Dec 26, 2012 english
Honor and Humility pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
In Memoriam: Rav Ovadiah Yosef of Blessed Memory pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Love, Reverence, and Worship pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Purim, Anti-anti-semitism, and Modern Orthodoxy pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Scholarship and Sense pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Talmud Torah as the Shared Spiritual Language of the Jewish People pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Truth and Reconciliation pdf Dec 29, 2013 english
Newsletters
Title Type Date Language
CMTL Fall 09 Newsletter pdf Sep 16, 2009 english
Not Categorized
Title Type Date Language
RHonlineletter pdf Sep 08, 2010 english
Pedagogy
Title Type Date Language
The Gavra Cheftsa Distinction pdf Aug 20, 2014 english
Public Conversations
Title Type Date Language
The Moral Imperative of Military Intervention html Aug 25, 2014 english

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