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

The Paschal Sacrifice (Korban Pesach)

Understanding how Passover was celebrated in biblical times.

Maot Hittin: Wheat Money

Preparations for Passover include helping those in need.

Biblical Readings for Passover

The selections highlight different aspects of the holiday.

Shabbat HaGadol

There are many explanations as to why the Sabbath before Passover is called Shabbat HaGadol.

Leaven (Hametz)

Three steps for ritually cleansing the home for Passover

Making Utensils Passover-Ready

There are additional requirements for making sure Passover utensils are kosher.

The History of Purim

There are many theories as to how this holiday developed.

Prohibited Sexual Relationships

The Bible--concerned with sanctity in all aspects of life--prohibits incest, adultery, and a number of other sexual relationships.

Does Judaism Allow Birth Control?

The Jewish tradition encourages procreation, but some forms of contraception are less problematic than others.

Adultery in Judaism

In Judaism, adultery is considered one of the most grievous sins.