Rabbi Ronald H. Isaacs

Rabbi Ronald H. Isaacs is the spiritual leader of Temple Sholom in Bridgewater, New Jersey. He has served as the publications committee chairperson of the Rabbinical Assembly.


Articles by Rabbi Ronald H. Isaacs

Biblical and Rabbinic Ideas

Neither the Bible nor rabbinic literature are explicitly philosophical, but they nonetheless contain precedents invoked by later Jewish thinkers.

What Happens in Synagogue on Tisha B’av

There are some unique aspects to communal worship during Tisha B'Av.

The Ten Commandments

The division and structure has been open to interpretation throughout history.

Shavuot History: Talmudic Development

How the Rabbis brought Sinai and the Torah to the center of what had been a harvest celebration.

Why We Read The Book of Ruth on Shavuot

The connections between this story and the spring harvest festival.

Counting the Omer

The days between Passover and Shavuot are considered a time of mourning.

The Prayer for Dew

A spiritual connection to the season in the land of Israel

From Three to Four Questions

A look at the evolution of the four questions