Author Archives: Arnold Lustiger

Dr. Arnold Lustiger is a research scientist and has edited multiple volumes of the Rav's Torah, including the recently published Chumash Mesoras HaRav.

Vort from the Rav: Vayeitzei

ועַתָה לְכָה נִכְְרתָה בְִרית אֲנִי וָאָתָה So now, come, let us form a covenant, you and I. (Bereishis 31:44) There are two types of covenants. In one type, the two parties agree to pursue a common goal and a shared destiny. There will be interaction between their respective cultures and there would therefore be no hesitancy to intermarry with one ...

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Vort from the Rav: Toldos

This is the first in a series of Torah insights from Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (“the Rav”), excerpted from the recently published Chumash Mesoras HaRav. Genesis 27:41 יִקְְרבו יְמֵי אֵבֶל אָבִי ואַהְַרגָה אֶת יַעֲקֹב אָחִי Let the days of mourning for my father draw near, I will then kill my brother Jacob. There are two mitzvos governing the obligations of ...

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