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Rabbi Hayyim Angel

Rabbi Hayyim Angel is the National Scholar of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (jewishideas.org). He also teaches advanced Bible courses to undergraduates and rabbinical students at Yeshiva University, and lectures widely. He has published over 100 scholarly articles, primarily in Bible, and is author or editor of thirteen books. He received his B.A. in Jewish Studies Summa cum Laude from Yeshiva College, his M.A. in Bible from the Bernard Revel Graduate School, his M.S. in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education, and his Rabbinical Ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University. He lives in New York with his wife and three children.

Books

The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals is one of the great beacons of light for promoting a vision of the Torah that is authentic, passionate, reasonable, and embracing of people of all backgrounds. This Synagogue Companion is written in this spirit. It is comprised of brief essays, generally 400-500 words each, on the Torah, Haftarot, and […]

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To connect to our tradition, we must understand the inner meaning and symbols of the holidays, and thereby become active participants in the ongoing relationship between God and Israel. This Jewish Holiday Companion is comprised of brief essays on the holidays, their symbols, and synagogue readings, making it a timeless and meaningful volume that enables […]

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In this latest collection of essays, Rabbi Hayyim Angel continues to demonstrate the intellectual and spiritual benefits of the interaction between religious Jewish Tanakh learning and academic Bible scholarship. Throughout these twenty studies, Rabbi Angel introduces learning tools and implements them. The first seven essays explore significant areas of learning methodology and religious outlook, and […]

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The reader will gain much from both his analysis and scholarship. ~ Alan Jay Gerber Although peshat often is translated as the plain or simple sense of the text, there is nothing plain or simple about it when we take it seriously. Sifting through many centuries of scholarship and methodology coupled with pursuing contemporary approaches […]

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Through an Opaque Lens: The Bible Refracted Through Eternal Rabbinic Wisdom, Revised Second Edition is a mixture of methodological issues and text-based study. He addresses how teachers can effectively inspire the next generation to love and connect with Tanakh, and continue to find renewed meaning within it. His wields his erudite parshanut to continually find […]

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