Rabbi Peretz Rodman

Peretz Rodman is a Jerusalem-based rabbi, teacher, writer, editor, and translator. He was a founding editor of MyJewishLearning.com.


Articles by Rabbi Peretz Rodman

Ending Shiva

Getting up and walking around the block marks the end of a week of mourning.

Tevilat Kelim: Immersing Food Utensils

Some perform symbolic sanctification of newly acquired items.

Travel to Israel

For Jewish travelers, a visit to Israel can and should be more than a typical tourist encounter with a foreign people, culture, and place

What Is the Haftarah, and Why Do We Read It?

A passage from the Prophets recited after Torah reading.

Bring Your Own Books

Seven Books to Read in Shul on the High Holidays

Derech Eretz

The way of the world.

Must One Honor an Abusive Parent?

While fully aware of the corrosive effect of abuse by parents, rabbinic literature still encourages expressions of respect and honor for such parents.

How to Choose a Siddur, or Jewish Prayer Book

It helps to know what lies behind the muted bindings and the denominational labels of today's wide array of possibilities.

Holiday of Religious Liberty

The Jews of Western Europe and America gave Hanukkah new meaning--which remains with us today.

Passover Songs

From a lowly goat to the rebuilt Holy Temple, the songs in the Haggadah survey all of Jewish life and hope.