In keeping with our stated goal to make Halachic policy analysis an important focus of Nishma, there is a new Commentary article on our website entitled "The Need for Policy" which articulates what we mean by policy and why the analysis and investigation of Torah policy must be an important part of our Torah study especially in these turbulent times. This article can accessed at:
We have also started a new blog entitled NISHMA: Policy at http://nishmapolicy.blogspot.com/. The first post on this blog concerns the above noted Commentary article but in future posts we hope to investigate specific policy issues within the Torah world. Our first post, iy"H, will be on Homosexuality and Orthodoxy covering the issue in its macro context.
Rabbi Ben Hecht