25 04, 2014

Suddenly, Love

By |2014-04-25T04:37:17-07:00April 25th, 2014|Book Reviews|

  Suddenly, Love By Aharon Appelfeld    Aharon Appelfeld, born in 1932 and still alive, is one of Israel’s foremost living authors and this book shows his skills. He won many awards for his writing including the prestigious Israel Prize. He was born in Ukraine, which is the backbone of this book, and traveled to [...]

13 04, 2014

Kedoshim – Can one love another as one’s self?

By |2014-04-13T06:57:40-07:00April 13th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                                          Kedoshim                                                             Can one love another as one’s self?[1]   The well-known requirement of Leviticus 19:18 – “Love thy neighbor as yourself” – is difficult to understand and impossible to implement. A similar mandate is repeated in 19:34, regarding non-Israelites, “Love him as yourself.” Significant also is the command, repeated an unusual 36 [...]

20 10, 2013

Chayei Sarah – conflicting accounts, magic, marriage, love

By |2013-10-20T04:28:19-07:00October 20th, 2013|Thoughts|

  The following is a brief version of an excerpt from “what’s Beyond the Bible Text” by Rabbi Dr. Stanley Wagner and me that was published in September 2013. We usually put three articles for each biblical portion, generally discussing thought-provoking subjects that people will not find elsewhere. This week’s essay is from Chayei Sarah. [...]