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Category: Ruth

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. …

Strangers in the Field — Lessons from the Nameless Characters in Breishit and Ruth

by Rabbi Yonah Berman Posted on July 5, 2017

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Covenant, Estrangement, and Return: The Interfacing of The Book of Ruth and the Story of Lot

by Rabbi Avi Weiss Posted on July 5, 2017

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Insights into The Book of Ruth

by Rabbi David Silber Posted on October 21, 2016

The Nocturnal Meeting of Ruth and Boaz in the Field (Ch. 2) (Hebrew)

by Dr. Yonatan Grossman Posted on October 21, 2016