Israel’s Reaffirmation of Vows If one reads the narrative of the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai purely through the Biblical lens, unaided by Rabbinic commentary, the acceptance of the Torah on the part of Israel appears to be totally volitional. The shorter version of Israel’s formal acceptance reads: “The entire people responded together […]
Ben Shanah Shaul
ra’ayonot ‘al ha-torah ve-ha-mo’adim,
hiddushim ‘al sha”s,
English subtitle: Saul Nyer Memorial Volume
Includes correspondence with Rabbi Shelomo Fisher, Jerusalem;
Dr. Israel Ziderman and Baruch Sterman, Jerusalem;
Rabbi Moshe Brown, New York; Rabbi Hershel Reichman, New York.
pp. 298, (6).
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Title: Hartsa’at ha-Teshuvah
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Title: Be-Mayim ‘Azim Netivah
Year of Publication: 5748/1988
pp. (10), 147, (3).
Hasagot ha-Ra’avad le-Mishneh Torah
2nd revised edition, Jerusalem: Zur-Ot, 5745/1985
pp. 28, (2), 157, (3).
Haskamot of Rabbis Shelomo Fisher, Ovadyah Yosef, Jacob I. Ruderman.
Eshel Avraham: Berakhot, Sanhedrin
pp. 60, (4 facsimiles Ra’avad), (2).
Hagahot Nahmaniyot (supercommentary to Nahmanides on Pentateuch)
appended to Hasagot ha-Ra’avad le-Mishneh Torah
1st edition, Jerusalem: Zohar, 5744/1984
pp. (4), 12.
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Ba-Yam Derekh: Netivot ba-Talmud
In the Sea–A Way: Pathways in the Talmud
(Jerusalem: Zur-Ot, 5744/1983)
pp. (2), 16, 180, (2), viii.
Hebrew with 4-page English introduction.
Haskamot of Rabbis Jacob I. Ruderman, Ovadiah Yosef, Avraham Kahana-Shapira, She’ar Yashuv Cohen.
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In 1917, Franz Kafka (1883-1924), a surrealist writer living in Prague, published in Martin Buber’s Zionist journal, Der Jude, a short story entitled “Jackals and Arabs.” The plot of the story is rather simple; the meaning—like that of most of Kafka’s works—continues to mystify readers to this day. A European gentleman camped in the desert […]
Rav Kook and Rav Shlomo Elyashev (“Leshem”) (1841-1926) The Hebrew word “Kabbalah” means literally “receiving” or “reception.” Implicit is the idea that authentic Jewish mysticism is a received tradition, into which one must be initiated by a bona fide master. Rav Kook’s rebbe in Kabbalah was none other than Rabbi Shelomo Ben Hayim Haikel Elyashev […]
(Adapted by the Author from “Du-Partsufin shel ha-meshihiyut,” which first appeared in Bezalel Naor, Avirin [Jerusalem, 5740/1980], pp. 16-24) Copyright © 2013 by Bezalel Naor In Messiah Son of Joseph is revealed the characteristic of Israel’s nationalism per se. However the ultimate goal is not the isolation of nationalism, but rather the longing to […]
Reflections on Yom ha-‘Atsma’ut By Bezalel Naor Click here to read as a PDF: Reflections on Yom ha-Atsma’ut The fifth of Iyyar commemorates the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. When it came to the State of Israel, the Orthodox community adopted three different stances. At one extreme was Rabbi Abraham Isaac […]