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This coming motzei Shabbat Zachor, one of our community’s oldest educational institutions, the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, will honoring one of its most distinguished staff … more
Among the wisest takes on the very nature of the Purim holiday was that by Rabbi Zechariah Fendel of blessed memory who stated in the introduction to his book, “Purim: Season of Miracles” … more
Just in time for Purim, Megillat Esther Mesorat HaRav, published by OU Press and Koren Publishers, is a welcome addition to the literature about Megillat Esther. The book contains, alongside the text … more
Yes, there is an inside story to the Exodus, the defining moment and experience that culminated in the liberation of the Jewish people from Egyptian slavery and their open observance of the Jewish … more
This is the story of the making of the book, “Search Engine: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts.” I don’t normally talk about myself but I find it hard to refuse a request from … more
Several months ago a longtime friend and neighbor from Borough Park, Rabbi Aharon Zeigler, brought to my attention the scholarship of Rabbi Reuven Mann, and of his then forthcoming book, … more
This week it is my honor to introduce you to Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen, previously director of community engagement for Yached, an affiliate of the OU, and a development executive who recently assumed the … more
This week I am both honored and glad to bring to your attention a new siddur, “The Koren Rav Kook Siddur,” which is based on commentary by Rav Avraham Yitzchok HaKohen Kook, … more
He was one of the greatest leading rabbinic figures of the last century; learned and polite, well versed in the codes; brave, direct and an effective communicator of G-d’s sacred teachings. His … more
The central focus of this week’s essay is a poem by one of our people’s most distinguished theologians and gifted interpreters of our religious tradition, Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopez … more
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