Space for prayer (Thoughts on Berakhot 6b)

The following is adapted from Relics for the Present, a collection of inspiring mini-essays that explore the parameters and depths of prayer. In this two volume series, author Levi Cooper of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies uses Tractate Berakhot as the foundational text and combines rabbinical commentary and Hassidic lore to create inspiring vignettes…

Leading the Revival in Tanakh Study

By Rabbi Yoel Bin Nun When students in Religious-Zionist and Modern-Orthodox yeshivot study Talmud and Halakha, they do so in the same way, in the same language, and with the same tools that students have been studying those texts for hundreds of years. When they encounter students of ĥaredi yeshivot, they can discuss with them…

Start Bereishit from the Beginning

It’s no coincidence that our new blog begins with Bereishit. Amongst the many distinguished authors with whom we work, we have the privilege of publishing Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb’s new book, ‘The Person in the Parasha: Discovering the Human Element in the Weekly Torah Portion’. The Person in the Parasha comprises Rabbi Weinreb’s  essays…