Welcome to the Beis Midrash, where TIDE is alive and well! I recommend you start with the blog's Inaugural Post by scrolling to the bottom.

Please differentiate between the great classic Torah Im Derech Eretz (TIDE) writings, and the blog's own writings, which are those of a novice student of TIDE.

Please consult your rabbi about anything you read here that you find controversial.

“There is a popular notion that, unlike Hasidism and Musar, which attempted to deepen the religious experience of the Jew, the Hirschian system aimed at merely preserving Judaism against the onslaught of Western culture. It is our conviction that this notion is erroneous. Study of R. Hirsch's writings and commentaries has been for many a most effective source of Musar, deepening our spiritual grasp of Judaism.”---Rabbi Shelomoh Danziger, last paragraph of http://www.stevens.edu/golem/llevine/rsrh/Clarification%20of%20RSRH_danziger.pdf

Saturday, October 12, 2013

New Blog: "The Torah Im Derech Eretz Society"!

I just checked out a great new blog: www.TIDESociety.blogspot.com. Great posts, including impressions from a visit to Breuers in Washington Heights, as well as links to TIDE audio and video. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Torah Im Derekh Eretz of Samson Raphael Hirsch

He's had it up for a while now, but I thought I would point out to those who don't know yet that Dr. Levine has included "The Torah Im Derekh Eretz of Samson Raphael Hirsch", by Dr. Mordechai Breuer, in his collection.

It is the English version of "Shitas Torah Im Derech Eretz BiMishnaso Shel R' S. R. Hirsch", which I began to review in earlier posts.

This 60 page essay is so important, it gets its own link (second one on our list, to the right.)

Many thanks to Dr. Levine for obtaining permission to post it, and for posting it.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

New On Our Shelves

Rabbi Zev Elef, "American Orthodoxy's Lukewarm Embrace of the Hirschian Legacy, 1850-1939".

I didn't have a chance to read all of it yet. But at least two of those he named as having consulted for this series of articles are people I know to be top experts on Rav Hirsch and Torah Im Derech Eretz!


Hat Tip: Daniel A.