While still a student in a small Midwest college she learns that her aunt in New York has passed away, resulting in her life turning topsy turvy.
For each weekly reading, Rabbi Grysman begins with a synopsis of the Torah portion, followed by a focus on a major issue.
Goldsmith himself went on his own “voyage of discovery” to the places where his grandfather and uncle landed and were sent.
Leon experienced the War of Independence from a soldier’s perspective, while remaining true to his Jewish ideals and beliefs.
"Fields of Exile" provides a glimpse into the horrors of academic anti-Israelism, experienced by one firmly rooted in the left.
A chacham striving for self-control over his emotion to act vindictively against someone who wronged him should make use of the concept of hashgachah pratisto achieve this goal – as if the aggressor had no free-will and was compelled to wrong him.
This work contains three important essays on the essential questions of modern religious Tanach study.
Written entirely through Frayda’s eyes, the reader is drawn by her unassuming personality.
Adopting an ancient exegetical approach that is based on midrashic readings of the text, thematic connections that span between various books of the Bible are revealed.
While Lipman comes from an ultra-Orthodox background and is an Orthodox rabbi, he offers a breath of fresh air when he suggests that “polarization caused by extremism and isolationism in the religious community may be the greatest internal threat to the future of the Jewish people”
“Have you forgotten your dreams?” The Hope Merchant asks a defeated and hopeless Lily when she “happens” upon his shop.
The universe was created by God out of nothing; it has not always existed.
He combined intellectual achievement with deep spirituality and religious devotion.
Of course it is disingenuous to tell a person from a non-rabbinic, non-rosh yeshiva home to make an effort.
Green was an American volunteer in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, but something happened In Israel that has haunted him ever since.
In this book, lovingly and admiringly written by Harry's wife Marion, his partner in all his endeavors, the reader is granted a ringside seat to every detail in how this project was conceived and carried to fruition.
The author begins by distinguishing between what he calls inner/sacred technology and external/profane technology.
I often found myself holding my hands to my mouth in utter amazement at the power of the writing, sometimes so engrossed I forgot to breathe.
His students can attest that Rabbi Blau does not waste one extra word as he opens the richness of the text.