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Rabbi Richard Borah has recently published, The Rambam and the Rav on the 54 Portions of the Torah...

The Rambam and the Rav on the 54 Portions of the Torah

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The Rambam and the Rav on the 54 Portions of the Torah
By Rabbi Richard Borah
Createspace, (2014)
ISBN: 9780692268803

A Gathering and Analysis of the Writings of Maimonides and Rabbi Joseph B. Solovetichik on the Weekly Torah Readings.

Maimonides ("the Rambam") and Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik ("the Rav") are among Judaism's most renowned and influential scholars. Both have profoundly impacted the Jewish community in the areas of Jewish law and thought. The present text by Rabbi Borah, gathers writing from the Rambam and the Rav that are relevant to each of the 54 Torah portions and provides an analysis of these texts. In some cases, a comparison between the positions of the Rambam and the Rav is offered on fundamental issues of Jewish observance and belief.


Rabbi Borah's other works include:

Understanding The Lonely Man of Faith

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Understanding The Lonely Man of Faith
A Commentary and Guide to the Text
By Rabbi Richard Borah
Createspace, (2013)
ISBN: 9781480206625

A Commentary and Guide to the Essay

This book provides a commentary and textual analysis of Rabbi Soloveitchik's essay "The Lonely Man of Faith". The dual nature of the human personality, described by Rabbi Soloveitchik, as "Adam the first" and "Adam the second" are analyzed along with the respective communities that are formed and inhabited by these two types of individuals.


Yad on the Yad

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Yad on the Yad
14 Analyses of Maimonides' Laws of Repentance
By Rabbi Richard Borah
Createspace, (2012)
ISBN: 9781479119851

Maimonides' devoted 10 chapters to the Laws of Repentance in his great work, the Mishneh Torah ("the Yad ha-Hazaka"). In these chapters Maimonides clarifies the laws of repentance as well as the structure of divine judgment, free-will, the nature of the world to come and the manner by which a person can forge a relationship with God. In "Yad on the Yad" Rabbi Borah provides 14 analyzes of some of Maimonides' most perplexing statements and attempts to assist the reader in understanding these deep and fundamental aspects of human life.


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