temple emanu-el
top border
Torah Commentary Blog

Parashat Haazinu (September 29, 2012)
by Rabbi Benjamin J. Zeidman

AS I CONSIDER our Torah portion this week, I turn to the Sages in curiosity. What did they have to say about Haazinu? Sometime between the year 450 CE and 800 CE, in Deuteronomy Rabbah 10:1, they handle an issue seemingly mundane and elevate it to the heights of holiness. How serious is an earache? Something often to be pushed aside, pain in the ear couldn’t be so important as pain in the arm or in the leg, right?

Continue reading Rabbi Zeidman’s commentary »



NOTE: You must be logged in to post a comment. Log in now »


Back to Blog
photo of temple
One East 65th St., New York, New York 10065. Phone  212-744-1400
One East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065    (212) 744-1400 horizontal rule Member Log In | Calendar | Site Map | Contact Us | Text Size [+] [-]