The Yom Tov of Rosh Ha-Shanah – Excerpt from Seasons of Nobility

Seasons of Nobility is a selection of Rabbi Dr. Aaron Levine’s sermons on the Jewish holidays and special Shabbatot, transcribed from his manuscripts dating from 1982 to 2011. Drawing upon the author’s deep reservoir of Torah knowledge, the sermons offer original insights into the laws, customs, prayers, and public readings of the Jewish festivals. These stirring…

Staff Picks – Matthew Miller

Koren Sacks Maḥzorim for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur                   These utterly transformed my ḥagim. Rabbi Sacks‘ gorgeous and elegant translations, inspiring commentaries and – perhaps most of all – incredibly intelligent and incisive introductory essays to each of the Holidays gave me new perspectives I had…

Meet Mr. Jerusalem- The story of Eliyahu Koren and his flagship publication, The Koren Tanakh. Celebrating the 52nd Yom Yerushalayim

When Eliyahu Korngold made aliyah, he was passionate about a number of things, primarily art, the Hebrew letter and Jerusalem. He left Germany in 1933, changed his last name to Koren and set sail for Eretz Yisrael. For Mr. Koren, Jerusalem was the manifestation of beauty and tradition. It was a city that represented vitality,…

It’s in the Gene(alogy): Family, Storytelling, and Salvation-An Excerpt from “Gleanings: Reflections on Ruth”

A special thanks to 929 for spreading some pre-Shavuot wisdom. This excerpt was taken from an essay featured in Gleanings: Reflections on Ruth edited by Rabbi Dr. Stu Halpern. “It’s in the Gene(alogy): Family, Storytelling, and Salvation” .   By telling the story of King David’s genealogy through the Book of Ruth, the text is…