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  • Welcome to Erev Rav

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    June 15, 2012 | 3:35 pm

    Yes, this blog is named for an old yeshivish groaner.  We first read about the erev rav in the Torah (Exodus 12:38) “And also a mixed multitude (Erev Rav) went up with them…” We learn that a group of people, most of them Israelites, were liberated from slavery and became one people...

  • Rabbi’s novel idea draws inspiration from geniza

    By Amy Klein

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Some people cap a career by writing a memoir or an exhaustive magnum opus based on a lifetime of research.

    But after eight books and 30 years at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York as rabbi and professor, Burton L. Visotzky decided to write a novel. A work of Jewish...