Teachings: In-Depth Reflections on the Parshah

by: Brander Asher

Overview

Warning: This volume of Teachings: In-Depth Reflections on the Torah is not for those looking for a hit-and-run vort (word of Torah). It is also not for those seeking an all-encompassing analysis of a parsha sugya (topic).

So what is it?

The Torah is many things. It is a gift, a book, a yoke, a window,a covenant, a heritage. It is also a song. A song can elevate the saddest of hearts and humble the proudest of minds.

A song should bring simcha.Teachings maintains a  light touch, often engaging in humor to make a point.

A song can be sung by various singers. Teachings presents multiple solutions to questions found in the Torah.

A song should be profound and thought-provoking. Teachings accesses a wide range of mostly classical sources, bringing the yeshiva to you and making the Torah’s song accessible to a wide spectrum of Jews.

A song lingers. The teachings of Teachings will remain on your lips and in your mind – allowing
Torah learning to result in Torah living.