11 02, 2014

A Synagogue Companion

By |2014-02-11T08:43:40-07:00February 11th, 2014|Book Reviews|

                                                             Review by Israel Drazin                                  A Synagogue Companion By Rabbi Hayyim Angel Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2014, 351 pages   Rabbi Hayyim Angel is a scholar who writes very readable, interesting, and informative books. He presents “a vision of the Torah that is authentic, passionate, reasonable, and embracing [...]

26 01, 2014

Terumah – Why do we have a “House of God”?

By |2014-01-26T08:10:45-07:00January 26th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                                                                                    TERUMAH                                                              (Chapters 25:1–27:19)                                         The ancient Sanctuary was not built for God[1]   This section of the Torah commands the building of a Sanctuary, a tent in which sacrifices were offered to God. Commentators dispute whether the command was issued before or after the episode of the golden calf which is [...]

14 06, 2012

Soloveichik’s views on Prayer

By |2012-06-14T03:37:37-07:00June 14th, 2012|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

Koren Mesorat HaRav Siddur With commentary based on teachings of Rabbi Soloveitchik OU Press and Koren Publishers, 2011, 1304 pages This book is a splendid addition both for people seeking an extensive commentary to their siddur (prayer book) and those who want to know more about the thinking of the famous and esteemed Rabbi Joseph [...]