Title: Maimonides: Between Philosophy and Halakhah: Rabbi Joseph B Soloveitchik’s Lectures on the Guide...
The Rav argues that for Rambam, a great deal of man’s striving to understand God is related to trying to understand His deeds and imitating them.
Torah-based sources can be powerful tools for overcoming anxiety.
Weinreb shares with us his personal triumphs and tribulations, and lessons from his many travels across the Jewish world.
Despite not having any religious identity, Mrs. Teitler recalls that she and her younger sister were both beaten up at the trailer parks where they lived for being Jewish.
One of the more forceful and vital chapters is towards the end of the book when Rabbi Bleich discusses vaccinations.
We learn, for example, that his paternal uncle rabbi Shmuel Schneerson awarded his nephew rabbinic ordination;;
Rabbi Lichtenstein’s analysis of the events, especially the dialogues between them, serves as a lesson for our people’s leaders to read, and emulate in the many years to come.
Rabbi Blech projects this example of optimism as a most important component to the liberation of the Exodus.
Yosef, the biblical figure, has been the center of numerous contemporary works detailing his historical and religious importance to our faith, thus making a dramatization of his life at this time of year on the Jewish calendar all the more important.
Now approaching the program’s 67th year, the National Jewish Book Awards celebrate Jewish literary achievement in a wide range of genres and form, honoring writers in 20 different categories each year.
Rabbi Cohen was raised in holiness by the original codifier of some of Rav Kook’s writings when Rav Kook was still alive.
Even the very physicality of the seder participant is given narrative space so as to give the participant the rational for the physical choreography of the seder night’s ‘program’.
Another remarkable fact concerning the Or Hachaim is that he is the only Sephardi commentator in most editions of the Mikra’ot Gedolot, a point that is little recognized today.
Yaakov lives in the year 2025. He and his sister, Rachel, find in the data bank of one of their robots cryptic data sent by a pirate in Djerba, which leads them onto the trail of their second adventure.
Esther is the only Megillah read twice, once in the evening synagogue service of Purim and a second time during the morning services on Purim
Historical context means everything when understanding the misunderstood.
Written in somewhat of a raw, clipped style, Goren holds no punches for those whom he admired, and those whom he scorned.
The Rav begins his project with an in-depth examination of the first four mishnayot of Pirkei Avot, raising topics such as the sources of ethics, power and persuasion, elitism and democracy, educational philosophy, freedom and coercion, among others.
These valued teachings should surely serve as an apt example and model for application in our own times.
A reconstruction of the Ghetto in its various historical phases makes it possible to see exactly how the quarter grew...
Rabbi Rosenblatt is a rabbi in London who is also the founder of Tikun, a chesed organization with many activities and programs.
Rabbi Krohn is a deeply emotional person and this comes through in his dedication of the book to three sterling Teachers of Torah who all passed away this year.
The memoir follows a year and a half of the travels and travails of Rabbi Hirschprung from the beginning of World War II until his arrival in Japan.
The Land of Israel is ours by divine bequest; we need only claim our heritage.
Ultimately, the essays show that there does not have to be serious contradiction between Torah and western thought.