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The writings of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (RSRH) deeply resonate with many people today, as they have since the time he penned them in the middle of the nineteenth century, using them to recreate a community of modern, Torah-faithful Jews in Frankfurt that had all but disappeared. Many find that, ironically, his words seem more suited for our times than when he composed them. He stands almost alone among commentators in dealing with many themes of modernity: cultrual evolution; our relationships with non-Jews; the Jewish mission to the rest of civilization; freedom of the will versus determinism; autonomy and totalitarianism; understanding the impact of paganism on the ancient world. Of course, his treatment of symbolism.

Each week, we will present some thought of RSRH on the parshah. Most will be taken from his great commentary on the Torah. Recognizing that his language is often a barrier to students, we will take his thought and completely retool and reframe it. We hope that the kernel thought will be faithful to him, while the development will remain the responsibility of the author.

We hope that these offerings will prove to be an inspiring and enlightening weekly foray into the rich world of the contribution of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch.

If you'd like, you can see the list of all archived Rav Hirsch articles on the Parsha, or the index to all archived Torah Portion articles.




 






ARTICLES ON MASEI AND THE THREE WEEKS:

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A Body and Soul Job
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5766

Perceptions on the Parsha - Parshas Masei
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5765

Connectivity
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5767

ArtScroll

Why Do We Mourn?
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5756

A Hopeful Mourning
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5762

On the Road Again (to Repentance)
Shlomo Katz - 5762

Looking for a Chavrusah?

An Ounce of Prevention
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5758

Take Vengeance for Hashem
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5756

Appreciation
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5772

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

It Must Have Been a Miracle!
Shlomo Katz - 5773

The Sword is Mightier than the Pen
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5758

Not Our Pets
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5772

> Listen to the Mussar
- 5767

Listen to the Mussar
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5762

Forgotten Oaths
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5764

Armed with the Past
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5765



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