Listen to an interview with Rabbi Jeff Salkin about ‘The JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary’
Read the article by Tammy Mark. “The people who did these things – these heroes- were people we can identify with, that did it for the simple reason that it had to be done.”
Read a review by Stu Halpern of Jewish Book Council. “His work is certain to inspire readers to seek further study of the Bible.”
Read an article by Mordecai Paldiel on ReformJudaism.org
Read ReformJudaism.org’s review of The JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary Like many rites of passage, bar/bat mitzvah embraces the idea of a challenge – in this case, an intellectual one. -Rabbi Jeff Salkin
OnScript podcast with Jeremiah Unterman, author of ‘Justice for All’ Many are often surprised to find out that Jesus did not invent the ideal of loving our neighbor as ourselves, rather he is quoting Leviticus from the Torah.
Read a review in The Jewish Link In this remarkable, historically significant book, Mordecai Paldiel recounts in vivid detail the many ways in which, at great risk to their own lives, Jews rescued other Jews during the Holocaust.
Read the Review in The Jewish Standard “He wants to add the stories of Jewish rescuers to their place among those narratives of extraordinary goodness and courage.”
Read Review in The Times of Israel “Tuvia Bielski saved the same number of Jews as Oskar Schindler”
The books of the Hebrew Bible were written thousands of years ago in a very different world from ours. Already in the Middle Ages, respected Jewish thinkers like Moses Maimonides and Abraham ibn Ezra realized that the more we know about the ancient Near East in biblical times, the better we understand the nuances of […]