A River Flowed from Eden


A River Flowed from Eden

Torah for the Shabbat Table

Rabbi Ari D. Kahn

A River Flowed from Eden is the perfect Torah addition to your Shabbat table. Rabbi Ari Kahn has collected 54 of his thought-provoking short essays on each parashah, in a volume that is sure to spark interest and meaningful discussion. Rabbi Kahn’s newest volume raises existential and philosophical issues and culls contemporary messages from the sacred, timeless text of the Torah while retaining fidelity to rabbinic tradition. In the words of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, Rabbi Kahn’s writings are “rooted in text and rooted in values.” Written in accessible, engaging language, each essay examines a single idea from the weekly Torah reading. Grappling with the challenges presented by the text, the trials and tribulations of Judaism’s founding mothers and fathers, and the philosophical underpinnings of observance, Rabbi Kahn illuminates the remarkably contemporary issues of morality and faith, society and sanctity contained in each Torah portion.

About the Author

Rabbi Ari Kahn received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary where he studied with Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik. He graduated Yeshiva University with a BA in psychology and an MS degree in Talmud. He is Director of Foreign Student Programs at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, where he also is a senior lecturer in Jewish studies. He is the author of Echoes of Eden, Explorations, and Emanations. Rabbi Kahn lives in Givat Ze’ev, Israel, with his wife Naomi and five children.




Rabbi Ari Kahn presents a delightful and easy to read collection of short essays on the weekly Torah portion. Focusing on a specific central question or thought from the weekly reading, the essay expands to offer interesting food for thought and discussion on the matter – Rabbi Ari Enkin, Torah Book Reviews. Read full review

Having been a big fan of Rabbi Kahn’s Torah for many years, I hoped that he could combine his usual erudition and depth, with the brevity that is required for a devar Torah that is said around the Shabbos table. Thankfully, my hopes were realized. – Rabbi Pesach Sommer. Read full review


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