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Introduction to In the Narrow Places

June 3, 2011, by

Below is Dr. Erica Brown’s introduction to her In the Narrow Places: Daily Inspiration for the Three Weeks (without footnotes or italics). ~~~~~ When Memory Speaks Of all of the […]

Esther’s Ambiguity

March 1, 2011, by

Rabbi David Fohrman, in OU Press’ new book, The Queen You Thought You Knew: Unmasking Esther’s Hidden Story (pp. 43-46), addresses some difficult language surrounding Esther’s banquets. Dangling Pronouns Esther […]

OU Press at the Seforim Sale

February 9, 2011, by

The YU Seforim Sale is taking place now (calendar). Look out for these OU Press books at the sale: English Festivals of Faith: Reflections on the Jewish Holidays by R. […]

The Seforim Sale @Yeshiva University

February 8, 2011, by

Check out the many excellent books from OU Press at the YU Seforim Sale. Books available include those recently published, such as: Festivals of Faith: Reflections on the Jewish Holidays […]

Parshat Terumah – Rabbi Goldin

February 2, 2011, by

Why Build It At All? by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, author of Unlocking the Torah Text Context: As the Israelites stand rooted at Sinai, yet another major foundation of their eternal […]

Parshat Mishpatim – Rabbi Goldin

January 26, 2011, by

When the Torah Does Not Say What It Means by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, author of Unlocking the Torah Text Context: Commenting on one of the most well-known legal passages in […]

Parshat Yitro – Rabbi Goldin

January 19, 2011, by

A Healthy Distance by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, author of Unlocking the Torah Text Context: The physical posture of the Israelites during the Revelation at Sinai is clearly delineated in advance […]

Parshat Beshalach – Rabbi Goldin

January 12, 2011, by

A Culinary Crucible? by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, author of Unlocking the Torah Text Context: Responding to the complaints of the Israelites concerning lack of food, God introduces the miraculous fare […]