Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut
W. Gunther Plaut (1912-2012) was a leading figure in modern Reform Judaism. He was rabbi emeritus and senior scholar at Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, Canada. Rabbi Plaut is the author of numerous books including<i> The Torah: A Modern Commentary </i>and <i>The Haftarah Commentary</i>.
Articles by Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut
This climactic chapter emphasizes the obligation to be holy in our dealings with our fellow human beings.
Who Was Korah?
Korah was punished for his rebellion, but his questioning of the need for human rulers has remained a living issue for later generations to contemplate.
Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi: Back in the Land
These three prophets are principally concerned with the status of the Temple, the new religious hierarchy, and the religious obligations of the post-exilic community.
Book of Numbers
The harsh environment of the wilderness lead to Israel's spiritual development as a nation.
The Book of Exodus
The book of Exodus tells the tale of Israel's liberation and birth, and of the beginning of God's covenanted nation.