Welcome to Kodesh Press

A Fine Blend of Scholarly & Popular Jewish Books

Welcome to Kodesh Press

A Fine Blend of Scholarly & Popular Jewish Books

Rabbi Allen Schwartz

Rabbi Schwartz has served the Upper West Side of Manhattan since 1985, and has been the rabbi of the historic Congregation Ohab Zedek for the past thirty two years. He has taught over 3,000 students since 1983 at Yeshiva University, where he holds the Raymond J. Greenwald Chair in Jewish Studies, and currently teaches at Manhattan Day School as well. His Bible curriculum is widely used in day schools and high schools in the New York area, and he has also served as camp rabbi and educational director at Camp Morasha and Camp Mesorah for many summers. He is also the author of numerous articles on Biblical and Rabbinic themes and recently published the commentary of Rabbi Elazar Rokeach to Sefer Mishlei (the Book of Proverbs) and the Four Sons Haggadah.

Books

Rabbi Allen Schwartz compiles, categorizes, and explains over 100 seeming violations of Torah law in the books of Joshua, Judges, and Samuel. The Tanna’im and Amoraim were acutely aware of these apparent violations and in some cases, were courageously open about criticizing the heroes of the Bible. In other cases, they fiercely fought to acquit […]

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