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.

A Post-Purim Reflection

A Post-Purim Reflection Shushan – From Consternation to Joy “The city of Shushan was in consternation” (Esther 3:1). “The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy and honor” (ibid 8:16).

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Shemot 5781

Shemot 5781 The Final Hour? There arose a new King in Egypt who did not know Joseph [Exodus 1:4]. In life, we are ultimately judged by our final hour, not

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Miketz 5781

Miketz 5781 Two Chief Cupbearers And the sar hamashkim (the chief cupbearer) did not remember Joseph and forgot him (Genesis 40:23). And the sar hamashkim spoke up and said to

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Shabbat Vayishlach 5781

Shabbat Vayishlach 5781 Of Deborah and Mary Deborah, Rebecca’s nurse, died and was buried under the oak below Beth El (Genesis 35:8). Deborah’s death is recorded following Jacob’s settling in

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Noach 5781

Noach 5781 The First Quarantine Noah and his family stuck in the ark for one year and one week is the first recorded quarantine. I suspect that he was tired

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