Authors Posts by Yosef Lindell
Prayerful Poetry: A Translators’ Battle that Spanned the Atlantic
Yosef Lindell recounts the controversy surrounding different attempts at translating the Tishrei prayers.
Was the Sotah Meant to be Innocent?
For Parshat Naso, Lehrhaus editor Yosef Lindell compares three twentieth-century rereadings of the Sotah ritual that make the passage more palatable to modern audiences.
Shomron Kol Titein: Let the Silent Sisters Speak and be Consoled
Yosef Lindell examines why Shomron Kol Titein is a fitting conclusion to the daytime kinnot on Tisha Be-Av.
The Seder is Anything but Orderly
Why is the Haggadah such a disorganized text? Lehrhaus editor Yosef Lindell offers a strikingly novel approach to the dynamic nature of the Passover seder.
A New Coffee-Table Humash is a Gateway to Academic Biblical Scholarship
As we begin to read Sefer Shemot, Yosef Lindell explores Koren Publishers' new series, The Tanakh of the Land of Israel, the first volume to use Rabbi Sacks’ Humash translation.
Confronting God on Tishah Be-Av in Yehudah ha-Levi’s Yom Akhpi Hikhbadti
Yosef Lindell examines how Yehudah ha-Levi's kinnah about the bubbling blood of Zechariah modifies the story found in Talmudic sources and thus tackles the question of theodicy.
The Loneliest Communal Prayer
As the tumultuous events of 2020 continue into the heady days of summer, the Lehrhaus is looking back, with short reflections on the moments we have been thinking about. Our first reflection is from new Lehrhaus editor Yosef Lindell, thinking about his lonely return to communal prayer.
Think Passover Guides are Getting Stricter? Think Again
Yosef Lindell offers a brief history of Pesah guides.
Yes, We Needed Another Modern Orthodox Prayer Book: A Review of the RCA Siddur
Yosef Lindell Introduction and History of the RCA Siddur If anyone had asked me a year ago whether the Modern Orthodox community in the United States...
The Life and Death of Moses’ Staff
Yosef Lindell tracks the Staff of Moses throughout its amazing "life".
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