Rachel Scheinerman

Rachel Scheinerman is the editor of My Jewish Learning. She holds an MA in Scripture & Interpretation from Harvard Divinity School and a PhD in Rabbinic Literature from Yale University.

Articles by Rachel Scheinerman

Religious Catharsis

Modern Jewish life has been largely drained of the drama and emotional release available in ancient times. Is there a way to recapture it?

Nazir 53

A ruling from the prophets.

Nazir 30

A Nazirite in her father's stead.

Nazir 18

To shave or not to shave?

Nazir 12

Half a nazirite.

Nazir 2

Welcome to Tractate Nazir.

Esther and Daniel: Biblical Advice for Diaspora Communities

How should Jews live under foreign rule? These biblical books offer different answers to a 2,000-year-old question.

Nedarim 69

Ratified — no! — nullified.

Nedarim 47

Till death do us and our property part.