Author Archives: Bezalel Naor

Rabbi Bezalel Naor is the founder of Orot and the author of several works in both English and Hebrew that span the spectrum of Judaic studies. His recent books include Kana’uteh de-Pinhas and The Kabbalah of Relation.

Nahmanides’ Theological Boldness

Israel’s Reaffirmation of Vows If one reads the narrative of the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai purely through the Biblical lens, unaided by Rabbinic commentary, the acceptance of the Torah on the part of Israel appears to be totally volitional. The shorter version of Israel’s formal acceptance reads: “The entire people responded together and said, ‘All that the ...

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