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With the conclusion of the Torah reading cycle of Bereishis, this week’s essay will be devoted to a presentation of several contrasting styles of commentary. The first commentary is … more
ArtScroll’s “Blueprints: Torah Views of the World and Events Around Us,” by Rabbi Yaakov Feitman, posits that everything in the world can be understood through the Torah. The … more
This past Shabbat we read the Torah portion of Chayei Sarah, with the passing of our first matriarch, Sarah. We read of the ordeal that Abraham experienced in his effort to acquire a proper … more
This Shabbat Chayei Sarah marks the yahrtzeit of the holy martyrs of the Har Nof Massacre in Jerusalem, on the 25th day of Marcheshvon in 2014. This column is dedicated to one of those holy … more
Responding to a need of our generation, the “Concise Code of Jewish Law: A Guide to the Observance of Shabbat” is a modern and up-to-date work of halachah lema’aseh, presented … more
Our Torah learning tradition is based on the teaching of the Torah text with commentary. Without the commentary of our sages, the Torah text, standing alone, would not be understood. In … more
Rabbi Moshe Sokolow, professor of Jewish Education at Yeshiva University, had this to say about “Meditations at Twilight on Genesis” by Rabbi Melvin Granatstein: “When the … more
Rabbi David Fohrman is an internationally renowned biblical scholar and the founder of Aleph Beta. In his latest book, “Genesis: A Parsha Companion” (Maggid/AlephBeta) he helps the … more
Erica Brown is one of our community’s foremost American Jewish educators. Through her teachings on Teshuva, she helps people to re-think our sacred texts, thus making them ever more … more
In the twentieth century, Jewish Orthodoxy experienced a golden age of leaders and teachers who sought to bridge the world of Torah and that of the West. Some of these Torah figures were deeply … more
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