Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen

From spiritual alienation and existential loneliness to faith

Returning to the fold in the thought of Rav Soloveitchik and the messages of Bob Dylan's songs., 11/15/2016, 9:22 PM

Rav Soloveitchik and Social Issues: The Diaspora Jewry Shoah

Mourning the ‘invisible Shoah’ of Diaspora Jewry. , 8/16/2016, 3:14 PM

Rav Soloveitchik and social issues: PTSD

Red cow ashes-a Divine PTSD treatment, 7/13/2016, 11:25 AM

Rav Soloveitchik and Social Issues: Theology, Britexit and Korach

Politically correct liberalism is an imbalanced spiritual diet ., 7/4/2016, 2:18 PM

Torah Sociology: Fundamentalist Belief, Pluralistic Dialogue

An interpretation of Rabbi Soloveitchik's thoughts on the culture of dialogue with seekers of truth., 6/21/2016, 8:25 AM

Torah Sociology: Rav Soloveitchik on slavery and freedom

Rav Soloveitchik’s discussion of the Jewish-Torah concept of slavery and freedom in Egypt serves to deepen our understanding of nationalism. , 4/25/2016, 7:08 PM

Rav Soloveitchik and social issues: Jews of fate and Jews of destiny

Jews of the Diaspora and Jews of Israel., 4/6/2016, 8:43 AM

Rav Soloveitchik and Social Issues: A National Religious Torah Scholar

How the Religious Zionist/National religiousTorah scholar should be defined., 3/2/2016, 2:28 PM

Rav Soloveitchik and Social Issues: Mishkan, Kotel and self sacrifice

Juxtaposing a pluralistic prayer area at the Kotel will in effect constitute an ongoing ‘referendum’ –traditional, rabbinic Judaism versus pluralistic Judaism- whose results will be, I am sure, sanctifying (the rabbinic understanding) of G-d’s name., 2/15/2016, 11:37 PM

Zionists, wake up!

The radical left's Kristallnacht took place in Chicago. It is politically acceptable to declare ‘open season’ on the Zionist vision. All pro-Zionists must understand the seriousness of the challenge and prepare a vigorous, viable counter attack. , 2/6/2016, 8:34 PM

Rav Soloveitchik and Social Issues: The miracle of modern medicine

Encountering G-d in the operating room. In memory of Dafna Meir Hy"d., 1/25/2016, 6:43 AM

Concerning  Duma - A personal manifesto for Yesha’s silent majority

A balanced, professional and both realistic and idealistic analysis of the questions sparked by the Duma arson investigation., 1/11/2016, 6:57 PM

Rav Soloveitchik and social issues series: Who gets the kingship

Why did Judah, rather than Joseph receive the kingship?, 12/18/2015, 10:45 AM

Rav Soloveitchik and social issues: The blessing of family conflict

From family dysfunction to redemption. , 12/2/2015, 9:16 PM

Rav Soloveitchik and social issues: Gender Roles in the Torah Family

A woman's contribution to the Jewish home was more important to the Rav than career aspirations., 11/16/2015, 9:49 PM

Rav Soloveitchik and Rav Kook on the Self Sacrifice of Abraham

Two types of Jewish heroism., 11/1/2015, 8:14 AM

Covenantal individualism versus anarchic individualism

The web has a deleterious effect on society. As Jews, we must identify the problem and prevent its taking over traditional social order. Rabbi Soloveitchik's writings seem eerily predictive., 10/21/2015, 4:49 PM

Bibi's Independent Foreign Policy- Israel Is Not South Korea

This article develops an argument about Netanyahu's foreign policy using the case study of South Korea, in many ways still an American protectorate. , 10/9/2015, 11:18 AM

Dialoguing While Drifting Apart: American Jews and Israel

Why the average American Jew still supports Obama., 8/25/2015, 10:42 PM

Defending the Social Truth of the Torah

Our community must clearly be brought to understand that liberal social morality is not Torah social morality., 8/18/2015, 1:30 PM

The Silver Linings in Iran's Nuclear Cloud

How a dangerous deal may hold some good for Israel., 8/3/2015, 10:06 AM

Torah Sociology and Redemptive Aspects of Ethiopian Jewish Aliyah

Israel's absorption of Ethiopian Jews has suffered from serious social neglect and discrimination, but not from racism., 5/19/2015, 3:41 AM

Torah Sociology: Whatsapp and Our Multi-Generational Families

​The smart phone can be used as a tool to Torah culturally empower our multi-generational families., 3/23/2015, 1:09 PM

Torah Sociology Growing Older in Judea and Samaria

Trans Israel hiking helps retired, pioneer settlers build a social culture based on Torah and the Land of Israel. , 2/9/2015, 5:16 PM

Torah Sociology: The Dangers of Liberal Feminism

The ultra liberal Beit Hillel organization has adopted radical feminism, but should be looking at the price when changing traditional structures, not just at the politically correct fad of the moment., 1/25/2015, 3:39 PM

Torah Sociology: Hanukkah and Social Justice

Modern secular culture, like Hellenism in the time of Hanukkah, threatens Torah family life. Torah parenting today is the truest form of political activism and social justice., 12/21/2014, 8:14 AM

Jewish Democracy

The law declaring Israel the state of the Jewish people is not about passing Torah legislation, but concerns accepting the definition of Jewish democracy in a post-modern world., 12/13/2014, 5:54 PM

Torah Sociology: Religious Zionists and Rabbi Carlebach

Why has Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach's music had a renaissance among religious Zionists?, 11/26/2014, 6:43 AM

Torah Sociology: Rel. Zionists and the Shulchan Aruch

The religious Zionist community often feels it is trying to dance at two weddings at the same time, and participating in neither event the way it really wants to., 11/10/2014, 6:33 AM

Torah Sociology: Rav Soloveitchik & Religious Comeback

What makes people self sacrifice for the advancement of a particular social culture or religion in the 21st century?, 10/21/2014, 2:06 PM

True Chol Hamoed Celebration is only in Israel

A new "Torah Sociology" article: A Torah- based social culture can only be developed in a Jewish state where we control our social space., 10/12/2014, 9:34 AM

Torah Sociology: Repentance and Career-Family Conflict

Repentance means creating a life by making very hard behavioral choices., 9/23/2014, 12:06 AM

Torah Sociology: Religious Zionist Grandparents

You have to be 'young' - at heart, at least - in order to enjoy 'being old' as a dati lemi grandparent., 9/10/2014, 6:07 AM

Torah Sociology: The Israel Museum

The Israel Museum and the Dati Leumi Community in August, 9/1/2014, 8:11 PM

Torah Sociology: Continuing the Solidarity

A challenge to the educational-religious leadership of the national religious community., 8/18/2014, 9:37 AM

Analysis: The US-Israeli Jewish Gap

A well-known sociologist states: If in 1948 the Israeli-American Jewish relationship was one of half brothers/first cousins, we have now become third cousins and have to deal with that fact., 6/24/2014, 8:05 AM

What Makes Our State Jewish?

What does 'participation in the historical-covenantal Jewish experience" entail?, 5/20/2014, 11:09 PM

Torah Sociology: All Religious Zionists Need Each Other

The extended family that sits around the religious Zionist table is usually highly diversified. This article discusses how this pluralism can be a source of blessing and not division., 4/29/2014, 11:20 AM

Torah Sociology: On the New Draft Law

Is it good for the Jews? A sociologist's opinion., 3/28/2014, 3:35 PM

Building a Torah Social Culture: Women in the IDF

Should observant women - or any women - serve in the army? A Religious Zionist perspective., 3/4/2014, 6:02 AM