Ismar Schorsch

Revisiting the Fire Offerings of Israel

Modern commentary and interpretation may ease some discomfort surrounding ancient liturgy.

Addressing Our Loved Ones

While God commands Moses, He also calls to him affectionately.

Good Governance

Moses exemplifies a lesson in business ethics.

Creating Sacred Space

Commentary for Parshat Terumah: Exodus 25:1-27:19

The Word Made Animate

Seeking the living soul of our sacred texts.

Torah Like Water

A creative interpretation yields a valuable lesson about the vital importance of Torah to the Jewish people.

The Darkness

The power of the final plagues.

Symbolic Names

The name Gershom, and the word for Hebrew, Ivri, carry a message about what it means to be Jewish.