A River Flowed from Eden

A River Flowed from Eden is the perfect addition to your Shabbat table. Rabbi Ari Kahn has collected 54 of his thought-provoking short essays, one for each of the weekly Torah portions, in a volume that is sure to spark interest and meaningful discussion. Rabbi Kahn's newest volume raises existential and philosophical issues and culls contemporary messages from the sacred, timeless text of the Torah while retaining fidelity to rabbinic tradition. In the words of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, Rabbi Kahn’s writings are “rooted in text and rooted in values.” Written in accessible, engaging language, each essay examines a single idea from the weekly Torah reading. Grappling with the challenges presented by the text, the trials and tribulations of Judaism's founding mothers and fathers, and the philosophical underpinnings of observance, Rabbi Kahn illuminates the remarkably contemporary issues of morality and faith, society and sanctity contained in each Torah portion.

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Echoes of Eden - Sefer Bamidbar

The Jews’ journey from Mount Sinai to the Holy Land was filled with promise, but also fraught with hurdles. How would they deal with the threat of hostile nations, the tremors of internecine divisions, the challenge of forging a relationship with God once the unique conditions of Sinai were left behind?

Plumbing the depths of Jewish sources, Rabbi Ari Kahn provides fascinating answers to age-old questions, infusing the parashah with fresh significance. Through provoking questions and intriguing insights, Rabbi Kahn continually inspires us to seek the Godly.

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Echoes of Eden - Sefer Vayikra

We strive for holiness, but the quest is so elusive. And yet, the path toward holiness is embedded within the Torah s words, for all who seek to grapple with them. With striking insight, Rabbi Ari Kahn draws out of the book of Vayikra meaningful instructions for attaining holiness in our nation, in our relationships with our loved ones, and within ourselves. In Search of Holiness is the third in a five-volume work on the weekly Torah portion, published jointly by Gefen Publishing House and the OU.

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Echoes of Eden - Sefer Shmot

As the Jewish people embark on their fateful journey toward redemption, we wonder: How did the Jewish people s suffering prepare them for their destiny? What enabled them to receive the Torah? How could the people have perpetrated the golden calf debacle, and how can we successfully learn from their experiences to live wiser, more God-conscious lives? Plumbing the depths of Jewish sources, Rabbi Ari Kahn provides fascinating answers to age-old questions, infusing the parashah with fresh significance. Through provoking questions and intriguing insights, Rabbi Kahn continually inspires us to seek the Godly. Salvation and Sanctity is the second in a five-volume work on the weekly Torah portion, published jointly by Gefen Publishing House and the OU.

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Echoes of Eden - Sefer Beraishit

In Echoes of Eden, Rabbi Kahn presents a series of strikingly original interpretive essays on the weekly parsha, noteworthy for their novel approach. Drawing upon the vast reservoir of rabbinic literature -- from Talmud to Midrash, from Zohar to the chassidic masters -- Rabbi Kahn combines the mystical explorations of kabbalah and chassidism with a highly intellectual and broad-minded approach to Torah study, as he applies psychology, literature and Jewish history to the understanding of estoreric midrashim and the Zohar. Rabbi Kahn takes the reader on an exhilarating journey as his book sheds new light on some of the most difficult narratives of the biblical text.

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Emanations

There is more to Jewish holidays than just culture and cuisine. But what exactly are the deeper significances behind the festivals? Using a wealth of Midrashic, Aggadic and mystical sources, Rabbi Ari Kahn, renowned lecturer delves into the inner meaning and significance of the Holidays. Emanations, an in-depth analysis of the holidays through the prism of Rabbinic perspective, will significantly enhance your appreciation of the yamim tovim and their tremendous spiritual potential.

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Explorations

This beautifully written work offers masterful and profound insights into the weekly parashah. Drawing heavily upon the Midrash, the author first raises cogent questions and then answers them in a manner that lends new understanding both to the Torah portion and our own lives.

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