The Jewish Studies Blog

There are tools that are needed to mine the depths of the biblical texts. There are also many perspectives that enrich our study, like the perspective of first century Judaism. This site is one of those rare resources that provides both tools and perspective for the serious student of Scripture.

– Dr. Allen Mawhinney, A Retired Academic Dean, Reformed Theological Seminary

Abraham In Egypt (lech Lecha -2)

SHOULD ABRAHAM HAVE GONE TO EGYPT? Last time, we began discussing the Torah portion Lech Lecha – God’s call to Abraham and Abraham’s extraordinary obedience. However, as we all know, right after…

Lech Lecha – God’s Call To Abraham

TIKKUN OLAM BEGINS When we enter Torah Portion Lech-Lecha, an entirely new period begins. So far, we have seen God’s intervention in judgment: both in the flood and in the story of…

Noah – An Amazing Torah Portion (2)

TECHNICAL COMMAND OR THEOLOGICAL STATEMENT?   We continue our journey through this amazing Torah Portion. One more place in this Parashah became a great blessing for me. I was utterly surprised to…

Noah – An Amazing Torah Portion (1)

Once again, we are going to talk about Torah Portion today. The second  Parashat Shavua of the year is Noach (Noah) Genesis 6:9-11:32. Everybody knows the story of Noah.  This is one…

Simchat Torah: The Joy Of The New Beginning

As we already know, Sukkot is “the season of our joy” – and the joy of Sukkot reaches its peak during its final day – Simchat Torah. Simchat Torah (lit.: The Joy of…

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