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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.




 

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The Missing 18 Months
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5762

Lessons Learned From Gifts of the Nesiim
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5756

Faith in Motion
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5773

> Hair-Raising Episode
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5760

Levi Genes
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5766

Faith In Motion
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5774

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Blessings from Zion
Shlomo Katz - 5767

Just to Silence the Mind
Rabbi Label Lam - 5775

Rashi and the Four Minute Mile
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5759

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A Lesson in Community Service
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5757

True Wealth
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5762

Realize Who You Really Are!
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5760

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Learned From Their Mistakes
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5756

Small Talk
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5757

Nicknames for the Torah
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5760

Lines of Lineage
Shlomo Katz - 5759



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