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What an irony. I always knew that the first commentary on a Sukkot machzor describing the rather sharp medieval reaction to a British-based Simchat Torah service would come from the pen of a former … more
In a newly released sequel to the Torah teachings of Rabbi Herbert Bomzer, zt”l, a volume titled “Keter Harachzav,” by his grandson, Aryeh Sklar, we learn of Rabbi Bomzer’s … more
It is with certainty that Yom Kippur is the most intensely and widely observed of all Jewish holidays. Within the context of this observance there are numerous liturgical, biblical, theological and … more
With Yom Hazikaron, the Jewish Day of spiritual remembrance, approaching, I dedicate this week’s essay review to the sacred memory of a dear friend, Rabbi Gershon Burd, of blessed memory, … more
I begin this year’s review of recent literature themed to the high holiday season with an excellent work by Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein entitled, “Teshuvah: A Guide For The Mind And Heart … more
This week, I am presenting some of the works based upon our religious tradition that serve as my tribute to those who gave of themselves in their dedicated efforts to the martyred others who gave of their last full measure. more
An excellent scholarly essay by Rabbi Norman Strickman, professor of Jewish Studies at Touro College, peaked my interest in the legacy of Judah Ha-Levi the famed rabbi and leader of 1,000 years ago … more
Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, of blessed memory, one of American Judaism’s leading charismatic spiritual leaders, passed away on Aug, 23 at 80 years of age. She was the pioneer of the Jewish … more
T he sacred ritual of Birkat HaMazon, benching, the Grace After Meals, is the subject of a new volume entitled, “Birkon Mesorat Harav” (OU Press, Koren Publishers). It centers the … more
Among the most gifted commentators on the Chumash in Israel today is Rabbi Francis Nataf, a longtime associate of the noted Jewish theologian and thinker, Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopez Cardozo of Jerusalem. … more
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