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Category: Ketuvim

Can a Person Write a Megillah in English? – Purim, Unity, and Diversity

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on February 25, 2021

We know that a sefer Torah must be written in Hebrew. But what about a Megillah? The answer to this question is rooted in how we look at Purim. Is Purim a holiday of unity or one of diversity? The theme at the end of the Megillah is one of unity.…

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God’s Coronation: Unpacking Psalm 47: The Psalm Recited Before Shofar Blowing

by Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom
Posted on September 15, 2020

Scroll below the video to follow along with the source sheet.…

Unexpected Models of Teshuva in Tanach

by Nechama Price
Posted on September 14, 2020

To follow along with the shiur’s source sheet on Sefaria, please click here.…

“Mizmor L’David” as a Framework for Coping With Life’s Challenges

by Rabbi Avi Weiss
Posted on September 14, 2020

Scroll below the video to follow along with the source sheet.…

On Feminine Depictions of God in Tanakh

by Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky
Posted on July 20, 2020

Berah Dodi: Conclusion of Shir Ha-Shirim (Hebrew)

by Dr. Yonatan Grossman
Posted on July 20, 2020

Eikhah 3 and the Court of Law

by Dr. Shalom Holtz
Posted on July 20, 2020

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Protecting the Widow: Legal Institutions in Megillat Ruth

by Dr. Yael Landman Wermuth
Posted on July 20, 2020

Tanakh and Superstition: Debates Within Traditional Commentaries

by Rabbi Hayyim Angel
Posted on June 30, 2020

The Beloved Who Became the Widow Between Shir Hashirim and Eikhah (Hebrew)

by Dr. Orit Avnery
Posted on June 30, 2020

Encounters with Fear: Parshat Balak

by Rabbi Ezra Seligsohn
Posted on July 18, 2019

One of the wonderful perks of having an entire Parsha dedicated to Balak and Bilam’s plot, are the numerous parallels that one finds with the stories of our Avot. At first glance every story in Tanach has references and connections all over Tanach — and yet, upon review, the Bilam story is unique.…

Accepting the Mitzvot as a Convert: Does it Matter What You’re Really Thinking?

Rabbi Yitzchak Yehuda Shmelkes (1828-1904) was one of the leading rabbis in the latter part of the 19th century in Eastern Europe. He was the head of the rabbinical court in Lvov (Lemberg) from 1869-1893. His Beit Yiẓḥak (6 vols., 1875–1908), on the four parts of the Shulkḥan Arukh, was widely acclaimed. …