Articles By Rabbi Ismar Schorsch

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    Rabbi Ismar Schorsch

    Rabbi Ismar Schorsch served as chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary.


    • MJL Author Article 10

      Shield of Abraham

      Gleaning great meaning from the single word this portion gave to Jewish liturgy.

    • MJL Author Article 11

      Torah Like Water

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

    • MJL Author Article 12

      Pinhas in America?

      The Torah portion deals with intermarriage, a problem we know all too well today.

    • MJL Author Article 13

      Gleanings

      Obligations to the Poor at Harvest Time.

    • MJL Author Article 14

      Good Governance

      Moses exemplifies a lesson in business ethics.

    • MJL Author Article 15

      Symbolic Names

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

    • MJL Author Article 16

      Why Bondage?

      An exploration of why the Children of Israel were destined to be slaves toPharaoh

    • MJL Author Article 17

      Revisiting the Fire Offerings of Israel

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

    • MJL Author Article 18

      The Word Made Animate

      Seeking the living soul of our sacred texts.

    • MJL Author Article 19

      The Language of Memory

      From the Bible to today, the Chosen People rise again after every destruction.


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