Rabbi Ismar Schorsch

Rabbi Ismar Schorsch served as chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Articles by Rabbi Ismar Schorsch

Torah Like Water

A creative interpretation yields a valuable lesson about the vital importance of Torah to the Jewish people.

The Darkness

The power of the final plagues.

Thanks When Thanks Are Due

A Midrash on the 10 plagues reminds us to recognize any good that has been done for us.

Symbolic Names

The name Gershom, and the word for Hebrew, Ivri, carry a message about what it means to be Jewish.

The Two Creation Stories

An attempt to reconcile two opposing views of nature.

Why Shavuot Has Few Rituals

The focus is theological.