Conversations is the print journal of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals.

Conversations focuses on major themes confronting our community. It discusses major issues in contemporary Orthodox and general Jewish life. We have had an overwhelmingly positive response from our many readers. The journal has attracted articles from a diverse group of writers, scholars, rabbis and communal activists.

It is lively, thought-provoking - it generates discussions and conversations. Conversations provides the community - Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike - with a forum that demonstrates the intellectual vibrancy, diversity and creativity within the Orthodox Jewish world.

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Conversations Issues

This issue deals with rationalism, science and the pursuit of truth. To what extent does Orthodoxy encourage or allow intellectual freedom? How does a faith-based religion deal with the methods and findings of modern science? Among the authors are Menachem Kellner, Reuven Bulka, Richard Grazi and David G. Di Segni.

This issue deals with gender and family issues, especially as related to Orthodox values and behavior patterns. Topics include parenting, dating, mikvah issues, singles, feminist issues, women participation in synagogue life...and more. Among the authors are Michelle Friedman, Daniel Sperber, Naomi Schacter and Naomi Ragen.

This special issue of Conversations deals with many topics relating to Jewish education. Leading educators share their views in a symposium on the current status of Day School education.