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Several years ago I introduced to this column the precious scholarship of a Canadian rabbi, Reuven Bulka. His many books and essays span the gamut of Jewish learning that surely deserves your … more
The source for saying Birkat HaMazon may not be as obvious as we normally assume. Our likely assumption comes from being accustomed to reading the first three words from Devarim 8:10, … more
This week’s parasha, the third from the book of Devorim, is Ekev, where we learn of the sole Biblical source for the mitzva to recite Birkat Hamazon, the Grace After Meals. The third prayer … more
Our Torah learning tradition is based upon the teaching of the Torah text with commentary. Without the commentary of our sages, the Torah text, standing alone, would not be understood. This … more
Originally published July 16, 2010 Every week now for the past half year there seems to be no letup in the growing quarrels between the diverse groups within the Orthodox Jewish spectrum and … more
Midway through the month of Tammuz our religious focus shifts to observances commemorating the saddest events in our history. The destruction of the two temples, the murders and massacres of … more
For many of us when we read the word aggadah, we assume that the subject deals with legend. However, after you read the book under review this week, the very concept of aggadah will take on a new, … more
This column was originally published on Sept 27, 2016. I dedicate this week’s essay review to the sacred memory of a dear friend, Rabbi Gershon Burd, of blessed memory, executive director of … more
One of America’s premier Jewish publishers, Feldheim Publishers, recently reissued, in a revised edition, its famed “Tehillim Eis Ratzon and Aneni: Zichron Yocheved,” all in one … more
Of all of the books that comprise the Holy Bible of the Jewish people, the Psalms — Tehillim — is among the most venerated. This can be seen inasmuch as there are more varied … more
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