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Parshat Bo – Rabbi Goldin

January 5, 2011, by

Conspicuous Consumption by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, author of Unlocking the Torah Text Context: Finally, Moshe receives the news for which he has waited. “One last affliction shall I bring upon […]

Parshat Va’eira – Rabbi Goldin

December 29, 2010, by

Belated Introductions by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, author of Unlocking the Torah Text Context: When Moshe’s birth was chronicled in Parshat Shmot, the text deliberately omitted any description of his lineage, […]

Parashat Shemot – Rabbi Goldin

December 15, 2010, by

A Blueprint for Persecution by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, author of Unlocking the Torah Text Context: The Israelites, initially welcomed to Egypt at the end of the patriarchal era, experience a […]

Parshat Vayechi – Rabbi Goldin

December 15, 2010, by

Menashe and Ephraim: Tying up Loose Ends by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, author of Unlocking the Torah Text Context: Upon hearing that Yaakov has fallen ill, Yosef gathers his sons, Menashe […]

Parshat Vayigash – Rabbi Goldin

December 8, 2010, by

Why Didn’t Yosef “Phone Home”? by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, author of Unlocking the Torah Text Context: After thirteen years of slavery, Yosef experiences a dramatic transformation when he interprets Pharaoh’s […]

Hilchot Tefilla: Table of Contents

November 15, 2010, by

We recently issued a press release about our new book, Hilchot Tefilla: A Comprehensive Guide to the Laws of Daily Prayer by Rabbi David Brofsky (press release, book). Below is […]

Parshat Vayeitzei – Rabbi Goldin

November 11, 2010, by

Yaakov’s Second Dream by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, author of Unlocking the Torah Text Context: Hidden in the shadow of Yaakov’s dramatic dream at Beit E-l is a second dream, experienced […]

Parshat Chayei Sara – Rabbi Goldin

October 27, 2010, by

Why Go Back? by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, author of Unlocking the Torah Text Context: As Avraham’s life draws near its end, he turns to his trusted servant (identified by the […]

Parshat Vayeira – Rabbi Goldin

October 20, 2010, by

Lot’s Frightening Journey by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, author of Unlocking the Torah Text Context: One of the strangest and most disturbing episodes in the entire Torah is recorded immediately before […]