Back from Cambridge
A new issue of Masekhet is about to appear, with at least two articles of medieval halakhic interest:
Simcha Emanuel, Blindness as Grounds for Divorce (including his reconstruction of the progress of R. Simcha of Speyer's eye problems)
Liora Elias z"l, Halakhic Decisions based on Women in the Middle Ages
I just noticed a reference to a report that Rav Kook performed an exorcism in Jaffa, but his son preferred to keep the story under wraps (Hed Harim, p. 109).
Rav Kook's teacher in kabbalah was apparently Rav Shlomoh Elyashuv. His grandson, Rav Shalom Yosef Elyashiv, continues to make a mockery of Modern Orthodoxy. The stakes are growing higher. There are many outstanding candidates for positions in the rabbinic court system graduating from Eretz Hemda, but they continue to be marginalized and locked out.