Rachel Scheinerman

Rachel Scheinerman is an associate editor at 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

Shabbat 107

Irreversible wounds.

Shabbat 60

Spiked sandals and plastic water bottles.

This Passover is Like the First Passover

Like our ancestors, we hunker down in our homes while a plague swirls around us, and look toward redemption.

Havdalah: Celebrating the Uniqueness of the Jewish people

Reveling in uniqueness is wonderful, proclaiming superiority is not.

Ein Keloheinu: A Blessing Explosion

Recited at the end of Shabbat morning services, this beautiful poem does a lot with a little.

Jonah

A story about prophecy and repentance—but not in the way you think.

How to be a Fabulous Shabbat Dinner Guest

What to expect as a guest at someone's Friday night table.