26 05, 2013

A superb history of the development of rabbinic Judaism and the oral law

By |2013-06-02T06:27:00-07:00May 26th, 2013|Book Reviews|

The Sages Character, Context & Creativity Volume 3: The Galilean Period Translated by Ilana Kurshan By Rabbi Binyamin Lau Maggid Books, 2013, 387 pages   In three very well-written, comprehensive, informative, and engrossing volumes, Binyamin Lau, a highly respected Orthodox rabbi with a PhD, introduces his readers to the history of rabbinic Judaism, and the [...]

10 01, 2013

Unusual Biblical Interpretations 10

By |2013-01-10T11:04:40-07:00January 10th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                 By Israel Drazin     We have been offering some unusual and controversial Bible interpretations that the Jewish iconoclast Arnold B. Ehrlich (1848-1919) placed in his book Mikra Ki-Pheshuto (The Bible According to its Literal Meaning) with the hope that whether readers agree with them or not they will provoke thought. We [...]