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
Psalms for Every Day of the Week
Why Jewish tradition prescribes a particular psalm for each day.
Deutero-Isaiah: A Prophet of Comfort
After first Isaiah’s message of rebuke, another writing under his name came to comfort Israel with immortal poetry.
Getting up and walking around the block marks the end of a week of mourning.
Tevilat Kelim: Immersing Food Utensils
Some Jews 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?
Each Torah portion is paired with a passage from the Prophets.
This phrase, which literally means "the way of the world," refers to acts of decency that are commendable if not formally mandated.
Must One Honor an Abusive Parent?
While honoring parents is a core Jewish value, so is protecting one's health and well-being.
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.