About the Author

Rabbi Emanuel Feldman

Rabbi Emanuel Feldman is Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beth Jacob where he was Rabbi from 1952 until 1991. For thirteen years he was the editor of Tradition Magazine, the scholarly quarterly published by the Rabbinical Council of America. He is a former Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America where he also served as Vice President of its Beis Din (Rabbinical Court). Ordained by Baltimore’s Ner Israel Rabbinical College, he holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from Emory University. Rabbi Emanuel Feldman served as Adjunct Professor of Jewish Law at Emory University School of Law, and as Senior Lecturer at Bar Ilan University in Israel. He has written nine books and over 100 published articles in magazines and newspapers such as Saturday Review, The New Republic, The Jerusalem Post and numerous Anglo-Jewish periodicals here and abroad. Since his formal retirement from the active pulpit in 1991, Rabbi Emanuel Feldman has been dividing his time between the United States and Jerusalem. In Jerusalem he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Rashi Translation Project of Jerusalem’s Ariel Research Institute, which has recently published The Ariel Chumash. Presently, he is on the editorial staff of the Encyclopedia of Mitzvot.

Does the Holocaust Still Matter?

Crucial lessons for humanity to remember always.

My Journal during The Six Day War

The dramatic journal of an American family in Israel during the Six Day War.

The Redneck

I learned a valuable lesson that fretful Friday: it’s best to not judge other people.

Possessing Time

No matter how hard we try to possess it, time possesses us.

No Shame

Elliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner and the absence of shame.

Common Ground

Spending three days with non-religious Israelis, I discovered surprising things about them, and myself.

The Matzah / Mitzvah Connection

What does matzah tell us about being a Jew?

Hide and Seek with God

Peeling back the cloak of coincidence to see God’s hidden Hand.

Lance Armstrong’s Morality Play

Ultimately falsehood self-destructs.

Sandy Hook: A Jewish Antidote

How the Torah instills moral sensitivity and self-discipline.

Our Children Lead Us

Israel's ancient, powerful weapon: our children who wrap themselves in sensitivity to the suffering of others.

Signs of the Times

Eliyahu Asheri was in fact dead. So why not change the notice?

First Class Jew

Suddenly my flight was upgraded, and I began to view the world differently.

Nine Plus One

What does animal tithing have to do with Rosh Hashanah? Everything.

Understanding the High Holidays

The overarching theme of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is "change:" to change from what we were before and to become new individuals.

The Twin Towers of Light

When the enemies of civilization attempt to cast the world into darkness, the most potent response is to increase the light.

Israel Spiritual Symposium: Israel Independence Day: Pain and Blessings

Yom Ha'Atzma'ut will be rather painful this year, especially for those of us fortunate enough to live in Israel.

Purim: The Holiday in Hiding

Revealing why the story of Purim is wrapped in a disguise and concealed behind a mask.

Spitzer & the Power of Temptation

No one -- not even the righteous -- is free from temptation.

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