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Spotlight on the Talmudic Sages: Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

Not many rabbis have superpowers, but a major exception is Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Also known by his acronym, Rashbi, he was a second century rabbi living in the land of Israel during Roman occupation. According to the Babylonian Talmud ...

Posted on 16 October 2018, By Rabbi Roni Tabick
Lech-Lecha

Rabbi Gunther Plaut, in his Torah commentary on Lech-Lecha, calls Abraham ‘the Father of the Nation’. At the end of Noach (Gen 11:31) we were told that Terah, Abraham’s father, was taking his family from Ur towards Canaan, but Terah...

Posted on 16 October 2018, By Mike Fenster
The Opening Blessings of the Amidah

The all-too familiar is very difficult to deal with. The old adage has it that ‘familiarity breeds contempt’. The Amidah is said three times daily (four times on Shabbat and festivals); its opening words are some of the most well-know...

Posted on 11 October 2018, By Andrew Levy