R. Mordechai Breuer’s Biblical Scholarship

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Some online resources that discuss and evaluate R. Mordechai Breuer’s approach to biblical scholarship:

1. R. Moshe J. Bernstein, “The Orthodox Jewish Scholar and Jewish Scholarship: Duties and Dilemmas” in The Torah u-Madda Journal, vol. 3 pp. 23-24 (link)

2. R. Shalom Carmy, “Introducing Rabbi Breuer” in Shalom Carmy ed., Modern Scholarship in the Study of Torah: Contributions and Limitations (link). Note that this volume also had a presentation by R. Breuer and a critique by R. Shnayer Leiman, neither of which are currently available online.

3. Meir Ekstein, “Rabbi Mordechai Breuer and Modern Orthodox Biblical Commentary” in Tradition 33:3 (1999) (link)

4. R. Moshe Lichtenstein, “Ahas Diber Elokim, Shetayim Zu Shamati?” in Daf Kesher Le-Talmidei Yeshivas Har Etzion no. 851 (link)

5. R. Yoel Bin-Nun, “Ahas Diber Elokim, Shetayim Zu Shamati!” in Daf Kesher Le-Talmidei Yeshivas Har Etzion no. 863 (link)

6. R. Mordechai Breuer, “Bikores Ha-Mikra Ve-Ha-Emunah Ba-Torah Min Ha-Shamayim” in Daf Kesher Le-Talmidei Yeshivas Har Etzion no. 864 (link)

7. R. Chaim Navon, “Biblical Criticism” (link)

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of TorahMusings.com, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student currently is serving his third term on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and also serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazineand the Board of OU Press. He has published four English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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