Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jewish Observer Rebirth? Dialogue!

I was pleasantly surprised to see a new brick and mortar journal born despite the fact that we are in the electronic era of publishing. It seems that the Jewish market for printed matter still thrives, primarily because of Shabbos. Considering that academic literature is not always Torah friendly, it is refreshing to find a journal with a mission statement that will only consider publishing articles by authors who "...consider the truths of the Torah and the interpretations given by its teachers throughout the ages until our day to be immutable and fully binding."

The rabbinical board is comprised of: Rabbi Shlomo Miller (Toronto/Lakewood), Rabbi Aharon Feldman (Baltimore) and Rabbi Moshe Meiselman (Toras Moshe).

Editorial Board: Rabbi Moshe Einstadter, Rabbi Yisroel Mayer Kirzner and Rabbi Shlomo Gottesman.

Executive Editor is Rabbi Yitzchok Lowenbraun.

The articles seem to be timely and thorough. Rabbi Eytan Kobre writes on Orthodox Feminism. Rabbi Moshe Meiselman on Science and Torah. Rabbi Jeremy Kagan on The Media. Rabbi Ze'ev Kraines on Who are the Chasidey Umos HaOlam, Rabbi Moshe Einstadter on The Nocturnal Sound of Torah Study, and Rabbis Yosef Wiener and Yosef Ifrah on The attempted justification for uncovered married women's hair (in response to the recent articles by Rabbi M. Broyde).

Anyone interested can contact them for subscription information at, or:
Dialogue Inc.
5906 Park Heights Avenue, Suite 10
Baltimore, MD 21215


  1. Nice scoop. How come I haven't heard anything about this or seen it advertised anywhere?

  2. This seems a lot more scholarly than the Observer ever was.

  3. True. In the days of the JO, they were the only game in town. They needed to cater to all age groups and interests. Now that we have the Jewish Weeklies, Dialogue can afford to be more scholarly/academic in nature.


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