Curated by: Shai Held
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Praise for R. Shai Held's Divrei Torah
Shai Held's weekly reflections on the Torah are, with amazing consistency, insightful, illuminating, fresh, ethically powerful and inspiring, humane, and psychologically rich. He helps you see brilliant facets of life wisdom and existential purpose in sacred texts which you have long since slipped into reading in cliched or routine fashion. This is spiritual manna.
–Rabbi Yitz Greenberg
Shai Held is an extraordinary figure in the world of Torah. Combining deep knowledge of classical Judaica, wide and insightful reading from the religiously diverse world of biblical and theological scholarship, and a keen sense of the human heart, he produces divrei Torah that people from a wide range of affiliations will find well worth reading and pondering every week.
–Professor Jon Levenson, Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies, Harvard University