Rabbi Goodman's MaNishma

Commentary on the Weekly Shabbat Sidra (Torah Portion)

Rabbi Arnold M. Goodman served as the Senior Rabbi of the Ahavath Achim Synagogue from 1982-2002 and is now its Senior Rabbinic Scholar. He now resides in Jerusalem, where he continues to study and to write. Upon his retirement, the Synagogue honored him and his wife, Rae Goodman z”l, by designating its adult education program as Beit Aharon: The Rabbi Arnold and Rae Goodman Learning Institute for adult studies.

Ma Nishma From Jerusalem – A Weekly Touch of Torah is a collection of many Ma Nishma interpretations. For Information on obtaining a copy, please visit arnoldgoodman.com.  It is also available at Amazon.com as an ebook.

MaNishma from 2020

Korach 5780

Korach 5780 The Desert’s Populist Vayikach Korach (and Korach took…) are the opening words of this week’s Torah portion without any reference to what was taken.An insightful Midrash suggests that

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(POST) Shavuot 5780

(Post) Shavuot 5780 From Prologue to Epilogue The Book of Ruth, read in the synagogue during Shavuot, is at first glance a simple and heartwarming story of two widows, Naomi

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Bamidbar 5780

Bamidbar 5780 Nothing is Forever The construction of the Mishkan is the subject of the final chapters of the book of Exodus. The role of the Kohanim (priests) and the

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