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Review of Covenant & Conversation – Exodus

October 14, 2010, by

Review of Covenant & Conversation: Exodus – The Book of Redemption by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks in the Washington Jewish Week (link): Cheat sheet for rabbis — mind-stretcher for laypeople […]

Parshat Lech Lecha – Rabbi Goldin

October 13, 2010, by

Finished and Unfinished Journeys by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, author of Unlocking the Torah Text Context: God appears to Avraham and launches Jewish history with the commandment: Lech lecha mei’artzecha…, “Go […]

Parshat Noach – Rabbi Goldin

October 7, 2010, by

Across the Great Divide: Between Jew and Non-Jew by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, author of Unlocking the Torah Text Context: A monumental shift in focus takes place as the Torah moves […]

Parshat Breishit – Rabbi Goldin

October 7, 2010, by

Not Good for Man to Be Alone by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, author of Unlocking the Torah Text Context: God creates all creatures in pairs – male and female – except […]

Review of Fresh Fruit in Tradition

August 31, 2010, by

Simi Peters writes in the journal Tradition (43:2, Summer 2010 – link – registration required): The question of how best to understand aggadot Hazal goes back as far as the […]

Review of Mind of the Mourner

August 24, 2010, by

R. Shalom Berger writes in BookJed about The Mind of the Mourner: Death and tragedy are part-and-parcel of our lives as Jews – both as individuals who will suffer the […]