Avraham Avinu is My Father
Thoughts on Torah, History and Judaism
By Rabbi Zev Farber Ph.D.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Sum of the Matter
- Reciting Psalm 30 on Chanukah: A Biblical Custom?
- Identifying the Building Blocks of Chanukah
- A Tale of Twelve Brothers: Historical Symbolism and the Position of the Tribe of Benjamin
- The Vision of 6th Century Chanukah in Zechariah: The Significance of the Rabbinic Choice of Haftarah for Shabbat Chanukah
- The Dogma of Torah Mi-Sinai: My Personal Struggle with Unreasonable Belief
- Encountering the Documentary Hypothesis in the Joseph Story
- The Historical and Literary Complexity of the Joseph Story
- The Missed Opportunity for Intermarriage and Conversion in the Story of Dinah
- The Covenant of Laban and Jacob at Gal-ed: A Textual Critical Analysis
- Baby Naming: Biblical Rites and Mother's Rights