Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion: Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy Shai Held ... This book of collected essays is called The Heart of Torah. ... The Heart of Torah, VOLUME 2 LEVITICUS Va-yikra' #1 Order Introduction xxxv.
Author: Shai Held
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
In The Heart of Torah, Rabbi Shai Held’s Torah essays—two for each weekly portion—open new horizons in Jewish biblical commentary. Held probes the portions in bold, original, and provocative ways. He mines Talmud and midrashim, great writers of world literature, and astute commentators of other religious backgrounds to ponder fundamental questions about God, human nature, and what it means to be a religious person in the modern world. Along the way, he illuminates the centrality of empathy in Jewish ethics, the predominance of divine love in Jewish theology, the primacy of gratitude and generosity, and God’s summoning of each of us—with all our limitations—into the dignity of a covenantal relationship.
Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion: Genesis and Exodus Shai Held. 10. and hate, often making use of ... 5. R. Alter, Five Books of Moses, 321. 6. R. Alexander Zusia Friedman, Ma'ayanah Shel Torah, vol. 2, 18. Attributed to “Avnei Ezel,” ...
Author: Shai Held
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
In The Heart of Torah, Rabbi Shai Held’s Torah essays—two for each weekly portion—open new horizons in Jewish biblical commentary. Held probes the portions in bold, original, and provocative ways. He mines Talmud and midrashim, great writers of world literature, and astute commentators of other religious backgrounds to ponder fundamental questions about God, human nature, and what it means to be a religious person in the modern world. Along the way he illuminates the centrality of empathy in Jewish ethics, the predominance of divine love in Jewish theology, the primacy of gratitude and generosity, and God’s summoning of each of us—with all our limitations—into the dignity of a covenantal relationship.
16:19); (2) the king is to possess his own scroll of Torah (Deut. 17:18–19). Is the point that everyone—even a king—is beholden to Torah, in which case Torah is simply a book of rules to be obeyed? Or is the point that by internalizing ...
Author: Sonja Pilz
Publisher: CCAR Press
In this second volume of the classic CCAR publication, you'll find a compilation of multiple commentaries written by CCAR members on every parashah, including holiday portions. A great resource for d'var Torah preparation for lay leaders and clergy alike, this volume makes a great gift for students, teachers, and congregational leaders.
... Tosafot's question is answered.22 With the study of the prodigy, of blessed memory, of Torah for its sake, he merited that all of his heart's thoughts and his yearnings were to merit the public and he sacrificed himself over this.
Author: Avinoam Fraenkel
Publisher: Urim Publications
Nefesh HaTzimtzum provides the single most comprehensive and accessible presentation of the teachings and worldview of the Vilna Gaon's primary student, Rabbi Chaim Volozhin. It is focused on Rabbi Chaim's magnum opus, Nefesh HaChaim, a work that has lain in almost total obscurity for nearly two centuries due to its deep Kabbalistic subject matter. Nefesh HaTzimtzum opens up the real depth of the ideas presented in Nefesh HaChaim together with all of Rabbi Chaim's related writings, making them accessible to the public for the first time in any language. In addition to the complete English translation of Nefesh HaChaim, Nefesh HaTzimtzum includes the full Hebrew text of Nefesh HaChaim and many other writings by Rabbi Chaim (with correspondingly hyperlinked English and Hebrew texts), along with in-depth explanations, an informative historical overview, an easily consumable innovative presentation layout and a full index. After centuries of confusion, extensive clarification is provided of the central Kabbalistic concept of Tzimtzum, or the secret of how an infinite God occupies a finite world. Most importantly, it unequivocally demonstrates that the key Kabbalists, including the Vilna Gaon, Rabbi Chaim Volozhin and the Baal HaTanya, all unanimously agreed on the underlying principles of the concept of Tzimtzum and that contrary to widespread historical misunderstanding, there was no fundamental dispute about the philosophical principles of Judaism between the Hasidim and the Mitnagdim. Based on this Nefesh HaTzimtzum shows that both Nefesh HaChaim and Sefer HaTanya present the same methodology for serving God which is rooted in their identical understanding of the concept of Tzimtzum. Nefesh HaTzimtzum is published in two volumes which are sold separately. This companion volume presents a number of important concepts, including the concept of Tzimtzum, which together enable the true depth of Nefesh HaChaim to be understood. It also adds valuable insight by providing the translation of all of Rabbi Chaim Volozhin's published writings which are related to Nefesh HaChaim. Additional related writings are also included together with detailed outlines and a full index for both volumes.
These memories, written by R. Hayyim Simhah Leiner, preface the family history he compiled and first published in 1909. The grandfather of his childhood is Rabbi Yaakov Leiner, whose teachings are the subject of this book. R. Yaakov (1818-1878) was the rebbe and spiritual leader of a community of Hasidim in Izbica and then in Radzyn, located in the Podalski region of Congress Poland for over 24 years ... The discourses and insights he shared throughout his life were gathered by his sons and grandson in four large volumes entitled Beit Yaakov (The House of Jacob.))
Psalm 119 “I Have Hidden Your Word in My Heart That I Might Not Sin against You” Big Idea Knowing and doing the will of God, and living by it, are the joy and substance of life. Key Themes God is the Master Teacher, and the Torah (God's ...
Author: C. Hassell Bullock
Publisher: Baker Books
The Teach the Text Commentary Series utilizes the best of biblical scholarship to provide the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. The carefully selected preaching units and focused commentary allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.
Author: Erasmo Leiva-MerikakisPublish On: 1996-01-01
Between these two passages there are five major sections of the Gospel , perhaps symbolic of the five books of the Pentateuch that constitute the Torah . Matthew's Gospel , thus , through its symbolic structure , is apparently claiming ...
Author: Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis
Publisher: Ignatius Press
To the unstudied eye, St. Matthew's gospel can seem a terse narrative, almost a historical document and not the tremendously spiritual (and doctrinal) storehouse that it is. In his third volume of meditations on Matthew (chapters 19-25), Erasmo Leiva continues to show Matthew's prose to be not terse so much as economical--astoundingly so given its depth. The lay reader can derive great profit from reading this. Each short meditation comments on a verse or two, pointing to some facet of the text not immediately apparent, but rich with meaning. Leiva's work is scholarly but eminently approachable by the lay reader. The tone is very much of "taste and see how good the Lord is" and an invitation of "friend, come up higher!." The goal of the book is to help the reader experience the heat of the divine heart and the light of the divine Word. Leiva comments on the Greek text, demonstrating nuances in the text that defy translation. He uses numerous quotes from the Fathers and the Liturgy of the Church to demonstrate the way the Tradition has lived and read the Word of God. His theological reflection vivifies doctrine by seeking its roots in the words and actions of Jesus.
hereas many and great things have been delivered to us by the Torah and the prophets and by others that have followed their steps, for the which ... 2 Set your heart aright and constantly endure and do not hurry in times of trouble.
Author: Clinton R. Smith
Brenton's Septuagint, Apocrypha, in modern English delivers the Apocrypha that the New Testament writers read and was that the authoritive Scripture of the early Church. Adding the original Hebrew names gives this work the same flavor of Hebrew Scripture that the Messiah and his disciples heard and read. Most importantly the name of our Creator has been restored. 140 pages printed in large type on brilliant white bond paper ensures ultimate readability and is comfortably portable. Additionally it includes a three page learning objective to encourage Scripture reading.
With six antitheses (5:21–48), Jesus shows how his teaching takes the Law closer to God's heart, a movement that began in Deuteronomy, which he cites ... The relationship between the written and oral Torah 200 the fourfold gospel—volume 2.
Author: John DelHousaye
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In the spirit of Ludolph of Saxony (c. 1295–1378) and Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556), The Fourfold Gospel invites the reader into the mystery of God’s redemption in Jesus Christ. All the parallel passages in the Gospels are glossed together, along with the unique material, using a medieval interpretive approach called the Quadriga or the acronym PaRDeS in Hebrew. Meditating on the literal, canonical, moral, and theological senses of Scripture offers a scaffolding for the spiritual formation of the reader. This volume focuses on the summoning and purgative stage of discipleship—the Sermon on the Mount—as well as participating in Christ’s healing of creation.
Such concepts as Torah, book-based faith, vicarious suffering, and individual responsibility would not have been so prominent, had the temple remained intact. Jesus' pronouncement of the end of the temple in these verses would have ...
Author: Cynthia A. Jarvis
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Feasting on the Gospels is a new seven-volume series that follows up on the success of the Feasting on the Word series to provide another unique preaching resource, this time on the most prominent and preached upon New Testament books, the four Gospels. With contributions from a diverse and respected group of scholars and pastors, Feasting on the Gospels will include completely new material that covers every single passage in the New Testament Gospels, making it suitable for both lectionary and non-lectionary use. Moreover, these volumes will incorporate the unique format of Feasting on the Word, with four perspectives for preachers to choose from for each Gospel passage: theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical. Feasting on the Gospels will provide a special resource for all who preach, either continuously or occasionally, on the Gospels.