Authors Posts by Francis Nataf

Francis Nataf

Francis Nataf is a Jerusalem based writer, thinker and educator. He is the lead translator at Sefaria and the author of the Redeeming Relevance in the Torah series and of many articles on comparative religious thought, biblical studies, and education.

Must Creativity and Rigor be Either/Or?

In his review of Michael Hattin’s commentaries on the books of Joshua and Judges, Francis Nataf explores how greater collaboration between creative Tanakh teachers could help reduce the number of overly speculative readings.

Malbim’s Paean to (Ben Azzai’s) Kantian Ethics

Francis Nataf explores Malbim’s sophisticated engagement with Kantian ethics.

The Lifespan of Hirschian Orthodoxy: On the 130th Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch

Francis Nataf considers the legacy of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch.