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Rabbi Jeff Salkin: The B’nai Mitzvah Game-Changer

How is this Torah commentary different from all other Torah commentaries? This Torah commentary is aimed particularly at young people and their parents. It expresses difficult concepts in down-to-earth and even colloquial terms. It poses questions that challenge kids. And I believe it does something that no other Torah commentary does: it takes the haftarah […]

For You Were Strangers in the Land of Egypt

by Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz The Jewish Standard: Feb 10, 2017 In the national debate over immigration, it is worthwhile to remember that the status of immigrant residents is not peripheral to the Torah, but central to it.   In his just published book, Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics, biblical scholar Jeremiah […]