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It is that time of year, a moment of intense retrospection, of looking inward to pave the way for teshuva, to perform the intense process of repentance from deeds that were of questionable spiritual … more
He is a modest and unassuming person. Yet the illumination of Rabbi David Fuchs’ scholarship shines as a benefit to all. This year marks the tenth anniversary of his association with Koren … more
It is with great personal pleasure to note the completion by Rabbi Moshe Weinberger of his four volume English commentary on Rav Kook’s classic, “Song of Teshuvah” (Penina Press). … more
This week marks the sheloshim anniversary of the untimely passing last month, right after Tisha B’ Av, of the world famous Holocaust historian and theologian, Rabbi Dr. Pesach Schindler, … more
With all the agitation advocating the removal of monuments themed to historical personalities such as Gen. Robert E. Lee, let’s consider whether offensives closer to our times warrant our … more
Several years ago I introduced to this column the precious scholarship of a Canadian rabbi, Reuven Bulka. His many books and essays span the gamut of Jewish learning that surely deserves your … more
The source for saying Birkat HaMazon may not be as obvious as we normally assume. Our likely assumption comes from being accustomed to reading the first three words from Devarim 8:10, … more
This week’s parasha, the third from the book of Devorim, is Ekev, where we learn of the sole Biblical source for the mitzva to recite Birkat Hamazon, the Grace After Meals. The third prayer … more
Our Torah learning tradition is based upon the teaching of the Torah text with commentary. Without the commentary of our sages, the Torah text, standing alone, would not be understood. This … more
Originally published July 16, 2010 Every week now for the past half year there seems to be no letup in the growing quarrels between the diverse groups within the Orthodox Jewish spectrum and … more
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