Susan Laemmle

Choosing To Be Commanded

D'Var Torah By: Susan Laemmle

March 11, 2015
In modern Hebrew, tzav, which means order or command, tends to occur in military or governmental contexts.

Berdichev on Creation

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

September 24, 2014
In his K'dushat Levi on Genesis 1:1, the third-generation Chasidic master, Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev (d. 1810) notices a curious grammatical inconsistency between the opening verse of Genesis, "In the beginning, God created. .