Historical comparisons are a favorite exercise assigned by history lecturers for their students, who are asked to compare and contrast great personalities from history. A tougher assignment is to decide which of the two is greater than the other.
Rabbi Dunner cites a Midrash on Parshat Noach which unfavorably compares Noah with Moses, and offers the insightful explanation of Rabbi Meir Simha of Dvinsk, author of Meshekh Hokhma.
Parshat Nitzavim is always read on the Shabbat before Rosh Hashana. According to Rabbi Dunner's grandfather, the Mikdash Halevi, this is not random. The first few words contain an essential... Read More