Category Archives: Tanakh (Bible)

Achashverosh as Hero of the Megilla

Hopefully the first of several Purim posts, here is one of my favourite Purim shiurim that LSJS have just put up from their Big Bible weekend in 2011. Achashverosh as the unsung hero of the megilla – based on a … Continue reading

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Mizmor 30, Yosef, and Hanukah

For a printable PDF version of this article click here, for a shorter Hebrew version of the article click here, and for a source sheet to give this over as a shiur click here. Mizmor 30, Yosef and Hanukah God does … Continue reading

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Parshat Toldot – Yitzchak’s Uniqueness

In memory of Rabbis Moshe Twersky, Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, Aryeh Kupinsky, and Cary William Levine, and police officer Zidan Nahad Seif. May their loved ones be comforted and may their memory be a blessing. ♦ You are an individual. You have a … Continue reading

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Why Rut

In memory of my friend Malka Schindler, who passed away a few days before Shavuot, and embodied so many of Rut’s attributes. May her memory be a blessing. Why Rut? Why does a story of a widowed woman refusing to … Continue reading

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Bamidbar and ‘A Serious Man’

What connects the Book of Bamidbar (Numbers) and the Coen brothers’ film A Serious Man? A piece from Cartoon Kippah from 2012…

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