A Synagogue Companion


A Synagogue Companion

Insights into the Torah, Haftarot, and Shabbat Morning Prayer Services

Rabbi Hayyim Angel

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 Shabbat morning prayers. The essays draw from the best of traditional and contemporary scholarship, to make the synagogue experience more relevant, understandable, and inspiring.

About the Author

Rabbi Hayyim Angel is the National Scholar of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (jewishideas.org), founded to foster the goal of an Orthodox Judaism that is both intellectually curious and spiritually vibrant. He has also deeply influenced many hundreds of students at Yeshiva University, where he currently teaches Bible.




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