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Review of The Mind of the Mourner in Jewish Press

August 3, 2010, by

Professor Oscar Mohl writes in The Jewish Press (link): Grief is a universal experience. But mourning, which is the religious and cultural expression of that grief, reflects the specific community’s values and world· view. In this important volume, the author analyzes the halachic ritual framework of avelut, exploring how it was constructed to reflect the […]

Review of Kinot IV

July 19, 2010, by

Josh Lambert of the Tablet Magazine writes: The incongruity of Tisha B’Av—a day of mourning during a period otherwise reserved by Americans for pool parties and cookouts—can make it difficult to attain a properly somber mood. If you need help getting down, or just desire a new perspective on the fast day’s ancient rituals and […]

Review of Kinot III

July 19, 2010, by

Rabbi Harry Maryles of the Emes Ve-Emunah blog writes: This brings me to a new publication by the OU Press: Koren Mesorat HaRav Kinot. This beautifully bound Kinos is a new translation of the Kinos said on Tisha B’Av by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Weinreb, Executive Director Emeritus of the OU. He focuses less on the […]

Review of Kinot II

July 9, 2010, by

Alan Jay Gerber of The Jewish Star writes: Thus, we note this week the elegant and sophistication of a new edition of the Kinot published this year. Titled, “The Koren Mesorat Harav Kinot” [Orthodox Union Press, Koren Publishers, 2010] this attractive volume contains several features that bring together diverse learning skills that would find an […]

Review of Kinot

July 9, 2010, by

Rabbi Shlomo Brody, online editor of Tradition, review the Koren Mesorat HaRav Kinot: The hottest new publication in the Orthodox book world (I admit we’re not exactly talking about a NYTimes best seller, but nonetheless…) is clearly the Koren Mesorat Ha-Rav Kinot published by Koren and OU Press and edited by Rabbi Simon Posner. It […]

Bibi and the Kinot

July 9, 2010, by

When Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Wednesday, a day after his meeting with President Obama in the White House, he received a special and very timely gift to take home with him to Israel – a copy of the just published Lookstein Edition of the […]

Kinot Display

July 2, 2010, by

Below is a picture of the Koren Kinot Mesorat HaRav in Judaica Plus in Cedarhurst.

Translating the Kinot

June 16, 2010, by

This is a slideshow of R. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb speaking at the OU Israel Center about translating the Kinot into English: link

Unlocking Sefer Vayikra – A Puzzling Exception

May 5, 2010, by

Questions and answers about the weekly parsha that will open up the text with questions and various approaches. The material is excerpted from Rabbi Shmuel Goldin’s new book Unlocking the Torah Text: An In-Depth Journey into the Weekly Parsha on Vayikra. A Puzzling Exception Context In a sweeping set of edicts at the beginning of […]