Rabbi Avi Weinstein

About Avi Weinstein

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Scorchin Torah and Strange Thoughts” is the blogchild of Rabbi Avi Weinstein. I believe that classical Jewish wisdom, often referred to as “Torah” provokes new ways of understanding that are relevant and critical to contemporary issues, and new ideas. Both the content and analytical tools that have been the essence of Talmudic learning are essential for cleaning up the slovenly thinking of the pundits and putzes of our world. I also have an abiding interest in curriculum development that helps others become literate and skilled in learning Torah. Thanks to Scribd.com I have been able to park files there that are available to all. You are welcome to visit those files there, or here.

  1. OUR PASTOR IS AG PENTECOSTAL AND IS NATURAL JEWISH AND IS WIFE IS
    NON JEWISH. OUR CONGREGATION HAS LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT JEWISH
    BELIEFS AND HISTORY THRU HIS TEACHINGS. HE SHOWS HOW THE OLD TESTAMENT CORRALATES WITH THE NEW TESTAMENT. WE ARE VERY INTERESTED IN ISREAL AND THE FACT THAT OUR PRESIDENT DOES NOT SUPPORT THE COUNTRY.THE NATION THAT DOES NOT UPHOLD ISREAL SHALL SURELY BE PUNISHED AND DIE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! KATHY

  2. Dear Avi,

    We met last weekend at the Brockman/Goldberg Bat Mitzvah. I am Lori Cohen from Dallas Texas. I mentioned to you that I am taking a continuation of the Melton course, in which we study the weekly parsha’s. I have a ‘hello’ to you from my wonderful teacher Rav Hanan Schlesinger.

    Small world!

    Best Regards,
    Lori Cohen
    mail@regencywraps.com

    • Hi Lori,
      Please respond to Rav Hanan with a warm and wonderful greeting from the heartland.

  3. hi avi.

    would you believe i found your blog by chance while googling to discern the fine points of b’shalom versus b’vracha?! you were the top hit.

    kol tuv,

    alex sagan

  4. Hi Rabbi Weinstein

    I’m learning from your translation of Sha’are Orah (which I find very helpful, thank you). I’m looking to find the original folio page numbers for the text though because I find them referenced in commentaries of other works in this way. Any help would be most appreciated.

    Best wishes

    Jesse

    • The traditional volume of Sharre Orah is available in Sefarim stores, but you’ll find that the translation is so much longer that the pages don’t have much in common. Still. you should be able to narrow it down by zeroing in on the chapter that is being quoted and then estimating where in the chapter the quotation is from.

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