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.

Succot 5781

Succot 5781 Making Music with What Remains I was saddened, but not surprised, by the news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. It was obvious that she was fighting a

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Rosh Hashanah 5781

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Shofetim 5780

Shofetim 5780 Life Matters Justice Justice shall you pursue… (Deuteronomy 16:18) If one is found slain… Lying in the field and it is not known who has slain him… The

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Pinchas 5780

Pinchas 5780 “Men” We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these

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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

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