Author

  • David Ebenbach is the author of The Artist's Torah, and teaches at Georgetown University.

Merit

Merit

The mystics of Safed taught that we should not begin our prayers without first adopting the proper intention. As it’s articulated in the Kol Haneshamah siddur, that intention goes like this: For the sake of the union of The Blessed Holy One with The Shechinah, I stand...

The Blessing of Being Jewish

The Blessing of Being Jewish

Why should we thank God for having made us Jewish each day during the morning blessings? Professor David Ebenbach divines possible answers to this question: receiving mitzvot, Jewish community, spirituality or having to wrestle with the challenges brought

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