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Mordechai Silverstein

Mordechai Silverstein

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True Religion is About Big Questions

02.04.2024 50

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Mordechai Silverstein

I and Thou

21.02.2024 20

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Mordechai Silverstein

Amalek Redux

24.01.2024 20

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Mordechai Silverstein

When There Is Darkness Bring Forth the Light

In some sense, the rabbinic sages were literary critics who asked of the Torah serious questions regarding its storylines. Such is the case in this...

07.11.2023 10

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Mordechai Silverstein

Who Says Being Religious is Simple?

The rabbinic tradition holds Avraham up as the ultimate “Ish Emunah – man of faith”, but what is it about him which accounts for this...

03.11.2023 20

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Mordechai Silverstein

The Ultimate Jewish Mission

We were introduced to Avraham at the end of last week’s parasha. This week, he begins his journey into history. As he begins his journey, we know...

22.10.2023 10

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Mordechai Silverstein

People Matter

The story of the Tower of Babel is an etiological story brought, in part, to explain why people are spread throughout the world and why it is that...

18.10.2023 9

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Mordechai Silverstein

Making Sense of Kaddish

There was a story published in the “Die Yiddishe Tzeitung” in 1946 entitled Yoselle Rackover Speaks to God” which was purportedly the will of a...

21.09.2023 60

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Mordechai Silverstein

The Rescue of Adam

I propose to examine a midrash which has been integral to formulating some of Rosh Hashanah’s most significant religious themes. This midrash is...

14.09.2023 9

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Mordechai Silverstein

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