These studies on the weekly Torah reading by members of the faculty of Bar- Ilan University blend Torah scholarship and knowledge of traditional sources with expertise in the sciences and humanities. Professors on the Parashah offers fresh insights into the weekly Torah readings in light of diverse academic disciplines, and synthesizes the sacred with the secular and the spiritual with the scientific.
Insightful readings include Moshe Kaveh’s “Faith and Science in the Third Millennium,” David Henshke’s “The Magic of Blessings,” Rachel Lifshitz’s “The Priesthood — Privilege and Obligation,” Yosef Ofer’s “A Woman Courts a Man,” Hannah Kasher’s “On Controversy,” Itmar Wahrhaftig’s “How Many Arks Were There?,” Yael Shemesh’s “Ecology in the Torah,” and many others.
Professors on the Parasha is the third volume in a series. The first two volumes were published by Bar-Ilan University as A Divinely Given Torah in Our Day and Age, Vol. 1 (1988), edited by Joshua Schwartz and A Divinely Given Torah in Our Day and Age, Vol. 2 (2002), edited by Aryeh A. Frimer. The Bar-Ilan Parashat Ha-Shavua series is a joint project of Bar-Ilan’s Faculty of Jewish Studies, the Paul and Helene Shulman Center for Basic Jewish Studies, and the Office of the Campus Rabbi.
This will be of interest for laymen and scholars, rabbis and scientists.