Hayyim Angel

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Rabbi Hayyim Angel is the National Scholar of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (jewishideas.org). He has taught advanced Bible courses to undergraduate, graduate, and rabbinical students at Yeshiva University since 1996, and lectures widely. He has published over 130 scholarly articles, primarily in Bible, and is author or editor of fifteen books. His scholarship focuses on the interaction between traditional and academic approaches to Bible study. He previously served as Rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York (1995-2013), and as Rabbinic Scholar at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in New York (2014-2017). He received his B.A. in Jewish studies Summa cum Laude from Yeshiva College, his M.A. in Bible from the Bernard Revel Graduate School, his M.S. in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education, and his Rabbinical Ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University. He lives in Teaneck, New Jersey with his wife and four children.

Books[edit]

1. Increasing Peace Through Balanced Torah Study. Conversations 27 (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2017).

2. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi: Prophecy in an Age of Uncertainty (Jerusalem: Maggid, 2016).

3. Jewish Holiday Companion: Insights into the Meaning of the Holidays, Their Laws, Liturgy, and Biblical Readings (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2014).

4. Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014).

5. A Synagogue Companion: Insights on the Torah, Haftarot, and Shabbat Morning Prayers (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2014).

6. Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013).

7. Where the Yeshiva Meets the University: Traditional and Academic Approaches to Tanakh Study, ed. Hayyim Angel. Conversations 15 (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2013).

8. Rav Shalom Banayikh: Essays Presented to Rabbi Shalom Carmy by Friends and Students in Celebration of Forty Years of Teaching, ed. Hayyim Angel and Yitzchak Blau (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav, 2012).

9. Prophetic Sermons: Thoughts on the Haftarot (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011).

10. Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011).

11. Know Before Whom You Stand: Thoughts About Prayer (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2010). Revised second edition, 2011.

12. Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009).

13. Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006). Through an Opaque Lens: The Bible Refracted through Eternal Rabbinic Wisdom, revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013).

14. Rabbi Haim David Halevi: Gentle Scholar, Courageous Thinker. Co-author of book with Rabbi Marc D. Angel (Jerusalem: Urim Publications, 2006). Authored four chapters and edited book.

15. Seeking Good, Speaking Peace: Collected Essays of Rabbi Marc D. Angel, ed. Hayyim Angel (Hoboken, NJ: Ktav, 1995).


Scholar-in-Residence[edit]

Teacher Training

Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017)

Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto High School Bible Faculty, Toronto, Canada (2015, 2016, 2017)

The Academy of Jewish Thought, Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa (2016)

Graduate Program of Advanced Talmudic Study for Women (GPATS), Yeshiva University (2013, 2015)

Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education, Yeshiva University (2011-2015)

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (2013-2014)

Ramaz High School Bible Faculty, New York (2013, 2014)

Ida Crown Jewish Academy High School Bible Faculty, Skokie, IL (2007-2013)

Frisch High School Bible Faculty, Paramus, NJ (2011)

Azrieli Summer Graduate Fellowship, Yeshiva University (2011)

Synagogue Communities

Young Israel of Flatbush (2017)

Congregation Ohr Saadya, Teaneck, NJ (2017)

Congregation Emek Beracha, Palo Alto, CA (2017)

Edmond J. Safra Synagogue, New York (2017)

BAYT, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada (2016)

Young Israel of West Hempstead, NY (2016)

Agudath Sholom, Stamford, CT (2016)

Young Israel of Jamaica Estates, Queens, NY (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Kingsway Jewish Center, Brooklyn, NY (2016)

Young Israel of Oceanside, NY (2014, 2016)

Kemp Mill Synagogue, Silver Spring, MD (2016)

Sherith Israel, Nashville, TN (2015)

Hochmah U’Mussar, Brooklyn, NY (2015)

Young Israel of Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale, FL (2015)

Anshei Sfard Beth El Emeth, Memphis, TN (2014, 2015)

Etz Chaim, Queens, NY (2015)

Young Israel of Century City, Los Angeles, CA (2015)

Lincoln Square Synagogue, Manhattan (2011, 2013-2015)

Ohab Shalom, Manhattan (2014, 2015)

Ahavath Torah, Englewood, NJ (2015)

Young Israel of Woodmere-Cedarhurst, NY (2015)

Beth Israel Abraham Voliner, Overland Park, KS (2014)

Young Israel of Hillcrest, NY (2011, 2014)

Young Israel of West Hartford, CT (2014)

Shaarei Orah, Teaneck, NJ (2003, 2014)

Keter Torah (Roemer), Bergenfield, NJ (2014)

Chovevei Tzion, Skokie, IL (2013)

Mashadi Persian community, Great Neck, NY (2013)

Young Israel of Stamford, CT (2013)

Netivot Shalom, Baltimore, MD (2012, 2013)

Magen David, Rockville MD (2003, 2013)

Young Israel of New Rochelle, NY (2013)

West Side Institutional Synagogue, Manhattan (2013)

Beis Torah, Monsey, NY (2013)

Darchei Noam, Fair Lawn, NJ (2012)

East Hill Synagogue, Englewood, NJ (2012)

Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, NJ (2012)

Darchei Noam, Minneapolis, MN (2012)

Sephardic Synagogue, Brooklyn, NY (2002, 2004, 2010)

Ohr Torah, Highland Park, NJ (2010)

Mount Sinai Jewish Center, Manhattan (24-part series, 2008-2009)

Jewish Center, Manhattan (2009)

United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston, TX (2009)

Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, NJ (2008)

Ezra Bessaroth/Bikur Cholim, Seattle WA (2007)

Young Israel of Holliswood, Queens NY (2007)

Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob and David, West Orange, NJ (2006)

Young Israel of Long Beach, NY (2003)

Beth Sholom, Potomac, MD (2002)

Ahavas Achim, Highland Park, NJ, (2001, 2002)

Magen David, West Deal, NJ (2001)

Ohab Zedek, Manhattan (2000)

Ramat Orah, Manhattan (2000)

Temple Emanuel, Englewood, NJ (1995-1996)

Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Manhattan (1995-1996)

Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, NY (1993-1994)

Beth Israel, Schenectady (1993)

Beth David, Binghamton, NY (1991)


College Campuses

New York University (2009, 2011, 2013; 2017)

Cornell (2008; 2014)

University of Pennsylvania (2013)

Columbia (2011; 2013)

Brandeis (2013)

University of Chicago (2012)

Yale (2012)

SUNY Stony Brook (2011)

Hunter College (1996)

Other Settings

Chicago Board of Rabbis Kallah (annual learning conference) (2017)

Lamdeinu Teaneck (2014-2017)

Yeshiva University Community Beit Midrash (2017)

Orthodox Union National Convention at Citi Field (2017)

Annual Sephardic Lecture at Queens College (2013, 2016)

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Yemei Iyyun (2003-2016)

Yeshiva University’s women’s group, NY (2003-2016)

Allegra Franco School of Jewish Leadership, Brooklyn, NY (2015, 2016)

Students and parents of Frisch School, Paramus, NJ (2014)

Scholarly panel on the movie, Noah. Yeshiva University Museum (2014)

Yeshiva of Flatbush High School (2014)

Heschel High School (2014)

Drisha Institute for Jewish Education (2013)

Yeshiva University Shavuot Program (2013)

HANC/Kohelet (2013)

Yeshiva University Adult Education Program (2013)

Chicago Community Kollel (2010, 2013)

Torah in Motion, Toronto, Canada (2008, 2012)

Yeshiva University Yemei Iyyun (2008-2012)

Center for Modern Torah Leadership, Boston (2008-2011)

Einstein Medical School (2010)

Tikvah High School Scholars Shabbaton (2009)

Rabbinical Council of America National Convention (2002, 2007)

ATID, Jerusalem (2001)

American Sephardi Federation (1997)

Hadassah Shatil Group, New York (1997)

Articles[edit]

2017

“Controversies over the Historicity of Biblical Passages in Traditional Commentary,” in Increasing Peace Through Balanced Torah Study. Conversations 27 (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2017), pp. 10-21.

“Dogma, Heresy, and Classical Debates: Creating Jewish Unity in an Age of Confusion,” in Increasing Peace Through Balanced Torah Study. Conversations 27 (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2017), pp. 22-29.

“Conversion: Halakhah and Public Policy, Primary Sources,” in Increasing Peace Through Balanced Torah Study. Conversations 27 (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2017), pp. 48-60.

“Conversion: Halakhah and Public Policy, Contemporary Applications,” in Increasing Peace Through Balanced Torah Study. Conversations 27 (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2017), pp. 61-71.

“Embracing Tradition and Modernity: Rabbi Benzion Meir Hai Uziel,” in Increasing Peace Through Balanced Torah Study. Conversations 27 (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2017), pp. 105-110.

“Embracing Tradition and Modernity: The Religious Vision of Rabbi Haim David Halevi,” in Increasing Peace Through Balanced Torah Study. Conversations 27 (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2017), pp. 111-117.

“Traditional and Academic Tanakh Study: Opportunities and Challenges,” in Increasing Peace Through Balanced Torah Study. Conversations 27 (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2017), pp. 130-136.

“Jeremiah’s Trial as a False Prophet (Chapter 26): A Window into the Complex Religious State of the People,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 45:1 (2017), pp. 13-20.


2016

“The Binding of Isaac: Extremely Religious without Religious Extremism,” Conversations 24 (Winter 2016), pp. 58-65; reprinted in Angel, Increasing Peace Through Balanced Torah Study. Conversations 27 (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2017), pp. 83-90.

“‘Rebuke Your Mother’: But Who Is She? The Identity of the ‘Mother’ and ‘Children’ in Hosea 2:4-7,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 44:1 (2016), pp. 13-20.

“The Eternal Davidic Covenant in II Samuel Chapter 7 and Its Later Manifestations in the Bible,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 44:2 (2016), pp. 83-90.

“‘The Disciples of the Wise Increase Peace in the World’: The Use of Traditional Scholarship to Build Bridges and Mend Rifts,” Conversations 26 (Autumn 2016), pp. 20-32.

Review Essay: “From Etzion Comes Torah: Yeshivat Har Etzion Faculty on the Book of Genesis,” review of Torat Etzion: New Readings in Parashat HaShavua, Bereshit, Tradition 49:3 (Fall 2016), pp. 25-36.


2015

Introduction to Mitchell First, Esther Unmasked: Solving Eleven Mysteries of the Jewish Holidays and Liturgy (New York: Kodesh Press, 2015), pp. 9-12.

Book Review: Patterns in Genesis and Beyond, Rabbi David Sykes, Jewish Action 75:3 (Spring 2015), pp. 96-97.

“A Study of Sephardic and Ashkenazic Liturgy,” Jewish Link of New Jersey, April 30, 2015, at http://www.jewishlinknj.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7878:shaping-prayer-experience-a-study-of-sephardic-and-ashkenazic-liturgypart-l&catid=156:features&Itemid=585; reprinted in Angel, Increasing Peace Through Balanced Torah Study. Conversations 27 (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2017), pp. 30-37.

“Afterlife in Jewish Thought: The Evolution of an Idea and Implications for Contemporary Religious Life,” Conversations 23 (Autumn 2015), pp. 216-226; reprinted in Angel, Increasing Peace Through Balanced Torah Study. Conversations 27 (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2017), pp. 72-82.

Review Essay: “The Book of Numbers as a Proto-Democratic Voice of Holiness.” Review of Rabbi Avia Hacohen, Penei Adam. Tradition 48:2-3 (Summer-Fall 2015), pp. 71-81.

“Perspectives on Psalm 19,” in MiTokh Ha-Ohel, From Within the Tent: The Shabbat Prayers, ed. Daniel Z. Feldman and Stuart W. Halpern (Jerusalem: Maggid, 2015), pp. 135-141.


2014

“Text and Historical Motivations Behind the Commentary of Rabbi Ovadiah Sforno on the Torah,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 42:2 (2014), pp. 73-82; reprinted in Angel, Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 105-117.

“Learning from and Living Our History: Lessons from the Exodus in Tanakh,” in A Pesach Haggadah: A Collection of Divrei Torah from the Rabbis and Students of Yeshiva University (New York: Yeshiva University Press, 2014), pp. 43-50; reprinted in Angel, Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 234-247.

“The Literary-Theological Study of Tanakh,” afterword to Moshe Sokolow, Tanakh: An Owner’s Manual: Authorship, Canonization, Masoretic Text, Exegesis, Modern Scholarship and Pedagogy (Brooklyn, NY: Ktav, 2015), pp. 192-207; reprinted in Angel, Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 118-136.

“Comparing Gideon to Abraham,” in Angel, Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 248-253.

“‘Heeling’ in the Torah: A Psychological-Spiritual Reading of the Snake and Jacob’s Wrestling Match,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 42:3 (2014), pp. 178-184.

“Women’s Voices in Contemporary Orthodox Tanakh Scholarship,” at http://www.jewishideas.org/articles/women-s-voices-contemporary-orthodox-tanakh-scholar.

“Perspectives on Tehillim 145,” in MiTokh Ha-Ohel: The Weekday Prayers, ed. Daniel Z. Feldman and Stuart W. Halpern (New Milford, CT: Maggid, 2014), pp. 127-137.

“The Yoke of Repentance: David’s Post-Sin Conduct in the Book of Samuel and Psalm 51,” at http://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/818982/Rabbi_Hayyim_Angel/The_Yoke_of_Repentance:_David%E2%80%99s_Post-Sin_Conduct_in_Sefer_Shemuel_and_Tehillim_51

Review Essay: “Faith and Scholarship Can Walk Together: Rabbi Amnon Bazak on the Challenges of Academic Bible Study in Traditional Learning,” Tradition 47:3 (Fall 2014), pp 78-88; reprinted in Conversations 28 (Spring 2017), pp. 102-113.


2013

“The Tower of Babel: A Case Study in Combining Traditional and Academic Bible Methodologies,” in Where the Yeshiva Meets the University: Traditional and Academic Approaches to Tanakh Study, ed. Hayyim Angel, Conversations 15 (Winter 2013), pp. 135-143; reprinted in Angel, Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 201-212. Introduction: Religious Tanakh Study in the Twenty-First Century: Opportunities and Challenges, in Where the Yeshiva Meets the University: Traditional and Academic Approaches to Tanakh Study, ed. Hayyim Angel, Conversations 15 (Winter 2013), pp. v-vii.

“Joseph’s Bones: Peshat, Derash, and in Between,” Intersession Reader 2013 (New York: Tebah, 2013), pp. 83-94; reprinted in Angel, Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 223-233.

“Overview of the Twenty-Four Books of Tanakh,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 15-22.

“David’s Rise and Fall,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 78-84.

“King Solomon’s Reign,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 85-93.

“Isaiah: From Silver Age to Danger,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 103-108.

“Isaiah: Missed Opportunities and Redemption,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 109-117.

“Jeremiah’s Early Career (627-609 B.C.E.),” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 118-125.

“Jeremiah’s Later Career (605-586 B.C.E.),” in Angel,Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 126-133.

“Ezekiel: A Book Written from God’s Perspective,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 145-152.

“Did Ezekiel Change Torah Theology?” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 153-162; reprinted as “‘The Soul That Sins, It Shall Die’: Ezekiel and Intergenerational Punishment,” Milin Havivin: Beloved Words 6 (2012-2013), pp. 43-51.

“Hosea-Amos: Eighth Century Northern Prophets,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 173-180.

“Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Obadiah: Confronting the Rise of Babylonia,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 181-189.

“Haggai-Zechariah-Malachi: The End of Prophecy,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 200-209.

“Authorship and Structure of Psalms,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 210-219.

“Transitions and Expansions within Psalms,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 220-226.

“The ‘Story’ Behind Psalms,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 235-240.

“Proverbs: The Simplest Book in Tanakh?” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 241-248.

“Job: Elevating Our Struggles,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 249-257.

“Lamentations: Putting the Mouth Before the Eye,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 283-287; reprinted in YU Tisha B’Av-to-Go, 5776 (2016), pp. 11-13.

“Daniel: A Visionary in Exile,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 314-320.

“Ezra-Nehemiah: Transition to the Second Temple Period,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 321-328.

“Chronicles: Perspectives in Prophetic History,” in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 329-341.

“Sarah’s Treatment of Hagar (Genesis 16): Morals, Messages, and Mesopotamia,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 41:4 (2013), pp. 211-218; reprinted in Angel, Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 213-222.

“Even Wicked Prophets Can Repent: 1 Kings 13 in Light of its Parallels to the Balaam Narrative,” in As a Perennial Spring: A Festschrift Honoring Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, ed. Bentsion Cohen (New York: Downhill Publishing, 2013), pp. 41-50; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens: The Bible Refracted through Eternal Rabbinic Wisdom, revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 174-186.


2012

“When Love and Politics Mix: David and his Relationships with Saul, Jonathan, and Michal,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 40:1 (2012), pp. 41-51; reprinted in Angel, Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 254-267.

“Review Essay: Seeking the Keys to the Palace Gates: Rabbi Moshe Shamah’s Commentary on the Torah.” Review of Recalling the Covenant: A Contemporary Commentary on the Five Books of the Torah. Tradition 45:1 (Spring 2012), pp. 79-93; reprinted in Angel, Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 137-154.

“Ezekiel’s Unique Prophecy of the War of Gog,” Sukkot Reader Volume II (New York: Tebah, 2012), pp. 46-56; reprinted in Angel, Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 276-285. Abridged in YU Sukkot-to-Go, 2013-5774, pp. 4-9, at www.yutorah.org/togo/sukkot.

“‘The Righteous Shall Live By His Faith’: Habakkuk and the Problem of Unfairness in the World,” in Rav Shalom Banayikh: Essays Presented to Rabbi Shalom Carmy by Friends and Students in Celebration of Forty Years of Teaching, ed. Hayyim Angel and Yitzchak Blau (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav, 2012), pp. 33-46; reprinted in Angel, Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 286-298.

With Yitzchak Blau, introduction to Rav Shalom Banayikh: Essays Presented to Rabbi Shalom Carmy by Friends and Students in Celebration of Forty Years of Teaching, ed. Hayyim Angel and Yitzchak Blau (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav, 2012), pp. 11-14.

“An Unorthodox Step Toward Revelation: Leon Kass on Genesis Revisited,” Tradition 45:4 (Winter 2013), pp. 61-70; reprinted in Angel, Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 173-185.


2011

“Ezekiel: Priest-Prophet,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 39:1 (2011), pp. 35-45; reprinted in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 122-133; Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 134-144.

“The End of Prophecy: Malachi’s Position in the Spiritual Development of Israel,” Conversations 9 (Winter 2011), pp. 112-118; reprinted in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 146-153.

“Why Did Moses Not Apologize After His Sin at Meribah?” in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 45-51.

“Where the Rules of Peshat and Pesak Collide: Deuteronomy and Prophetic Narratives,” in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 52-63.

“War Against Canaan: Divine and Human Perspectives,” in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 74-83; reprinted in Angel, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 41-48.

“Reading the Bible Forward and Backward: The Sins of David and Solomon,” in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 97-109.

“The Book of Joel: Anticipating a Post-Prophetic Age,” Milin Havivin: Beloved Words 5 (2010-2011), pp. 21-30; reprinted in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 134-145; Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 190-199.

Review Essay: “Bringing the Prophets to Life: Rabbi Binyamin Lau’s Study of Jeremiah.” Review of Yirmiyahu: Goralo shel Hozeh. Tradition 44:1 (Spring 2011), pp. 53-64; reprinted in Angel, Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 186-200.

“Cut the Baby in Half: Understanding Solomon’s Divine Wisdom,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 39:3 (2011), pp. 189-194; reprinted in Angel, Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 268-275.

“For He Is a Messenger of God: Malakhi’s Prophecies to a Despairing People,” in Mitokh Ha-Ohel: From within the Tent: The Haftarot, ed. Daniel Z. Feldman and Stuart W. Halpern (New York: Yeshiva University Press, 2011), pp. 49-58; reprinted in Angel, Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 299-308.


2010

“God Insists on Truth: Rabbinic Evaluations of Two Audacious Biblical Prayers,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 38:1 (2010), pp. 3-9; reprinted in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 154-162.

“‘I Am the Seer’: Objective and Subjective Elements of Samuel’s Relationship to Saul and the Monarchy in I Samuel 8-16,” Milin Havivin: Beloved Words 4 (2008-2010), pp. 6-18; reprinted in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 84-96; Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 66-77.

“Our Journey in the Haggadah: How Its Narratives and Observances Enable Us to Experience the Exodus,” Pesah Reader (New York: Tebah, 2010), pp. 17-29; reprinted in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 218-229; Mashadi Pesach Companion 2014, pp. 19-32.

“The Differences between the Wise the Foolish in Psalms: Theodicy, Understanding Providence, and Religious Responses,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 38:3 (2010), pp. 157-165; reprinted in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 163-172; Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 227-234.

“‘The Chosen People’: An Ethical Challenge,” Conversations 8 (Fall 2010), pp. 52-60; reprinted in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 25-34; Increasing Peace Through Balanced Torah Study. Conversations 27 (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2017), pp. 38-47.

“Hur and Pharaoh’s Daughter: Midrashic Readings of Silent Heroes,” in Mitokh Ha-Ohel: Essays on the Weekly Parashah from the Rabbis and Professors of Yeshiva University, ed. Daniel Z. Feldman & Stuart W. Halpern (New York: Yeshiva University Press, 2010), pp. 205-213; reprinted in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 35-43.


2009

“Prophecy as Potential: The Consolations of Isaiah 1-12 in Context,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 37:1 (2009), pp. 3-10; reprinted in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 117-126.

“The Genesis-Exodus Continuum: What Happens When They are Viewed as a Larger Unit,” Intersession Reader (New York: Tebah, 2009), pp. 43-52; reprinted in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 65-74.

“The Contrasting Leadership Models of Ezra and Nehemiah,” Conversations 3 (Winter 2009), pp. 21-25; reprinted in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 202-207.

“Peshat and Derash in Megillat Esther,” Purim Reader (New York: Tebah, 2009), pp. 59-76; reprinted in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 186-201; Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 301-313.

“There Never Again Rose a Prophet Like Moses: Except Perhaps Ezekiel?” in Rav Chesed: Essays in Honor of Rabbi Dr. Haskel Lookstein, vol. 1, ed. Rafael Medoff (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav, 2009), pp. 1-16; reprinted in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 110-121.

“A Woman of Valor Has Been Found: Ruth Amidst a Sea of Ambiguity,” Shabuot Reader (New York: Tebah, 2009), pp. 103-117; reprinted in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 173-185; Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 272-282; Through an Opaque Lens: The Bible Refracted through Eternal Rabbinic Wisdom, revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 247-258.

“Moonlit Leadership: A Midrashic Reading of Joshua’s Success,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 37:3 (2009), pp. 144-152; reprinted in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 64-73; Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 23-31.

“Jeremiah’s Confrontation with the Religious Establishment: A Man of Truth in a World of Falsehood,” in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 127-138.

“Jeremiah’s Complex Portrayal of the Periods of Jehoiakim and Zedekiah,” in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 139-147.

“The Uncertainty Principle of Repentance in the Books of Jonah and Joel,” in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 148-161.

“Zephaniah’s Usage of the Genesis Narratives,” in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 162-170.

“Rabbi Yuval Cherlow’s Interpretation of the Song of Songs: Its Critical Role in Contemporary Religious Experience,” in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 171-189; reprinted in Tradition 43:3 (Fall 2010), pp. 17-28; Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 258-271.

“The First Modern-Day Rabbi: A Midrashic Reading of Ezra,” in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 217-226.

“Entering the Holy of Holies: The Yom Kippur Experience in Tanakh and Liturgy,” High Holidays Reader (New York: Tebah, 2009), pp. 5-15; reprinted in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 208-217.

“Minhagim of the Congregation Shearith Israel in the City of New York,” Shearith Israel League/Sisterhood, 2009.

“Abarbanel: Commentator and Teacher: Celebrating 500 Years of his Influence on Tanakh Study,” Tradition 42:3 (Fall 2009), pp. 9-26; reprinted in Angel, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash: A Collection of Studies on Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2011), pp. 1-24; Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 80-104.


2008

“‘There is No Chronological Order in the Torah’: An Axiom for Understanding the Book of Joshua,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 36:1 (2008), pp. 3-11; reprinted in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 85-95; Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 32-40.

“The Use of Non-Orthodox Scholarship in Orthodox Bible Learning,” Conversations 1 (Spring 2008), pp. 17-19.

“From Black Fire to White Fire: Conversations about Religious Tanakh Learning Methodology,” in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 1-18; Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 11-27; Increasing Peace Through Balanced Torah Study. Conversations 27 (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2017), pp. 1-9.

“One Book, Two Books: The Joshua-Judges Continuum,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 36:3 (2008), pp. 163-171; reprinted in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 75-84; Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 49-56.

“Introduction to Kohelet: Sanctifying the Human Perspective,” in Sukkot Reader (New York: Tebah, 2008), pp. 39-54; reprinted in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 190-204; Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 288-300. Abridged in YU Sukkot-to-Go, 2009-5770, pp. 9-17, at http://www.yutorah.org/togo/sukkot/articles/Sukkot_To-Go_-_5770_Rabbi_Angel.pdf.

Review Essay: “A Modern Midrash Moshe: Methodological Considerations.” Review of Tsir va-Tson, by R. Mosheh Lichtenstein, Tradition 41:4 (Winter 2008), pp. 73-86; reprinted in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 48-64; Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 155-172.


2007

“Hopping Between Two Opinions: Understanding the Biblical Portrait of Ahab,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 35:1 (2007), pp. 3-10; reprinted in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 107-116; Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 94-102.

“The Literary Significance of the Name Lists in Ezra-Nehemiah,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 35:3 (2007), pp. 143-152; reprinted in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 205-216.

“Torat Hashem Temima: The Contributions of Rav Yoel Bin-Nun to Religious Tanakh Study,” Tradition 40:3 (Fall 2007), pp. 5-18; reprinted in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 30-47.

“Seeking Prophecy in Historical Narratives: Manasseh and Josiah in Kings and Chronicles,” Milin Havivin: Beloved Words 3 (2007), pp. 110-121; reprinted in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 245-261.


2006

“‘I Am a Hebrew!’: Jonah’s Conflict with God’s Mercy Toward Even the Most Worthy of Pagans,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 34:1 (2006), pp. 3-11; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 259-269; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 212-222; Yom Kippur Reader (New York: Tebah, 2008), pp. 59-70; Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 163-172.

Rabbi Haim David Halevi: Gentle Scholar, Courageous Thinker. Co-author of book with Rabbi Marc D. Angel (Jerusalem: Urim Publications, 2006). Chapter Five: “Dealing with Conflicting Sources,” pp. 82-91.

Chapter Seven: “Jewish Education,” pp. 112-126. Chapter 7 modified in Conversations 21 (Winter 2015), pp. 145-155.

Chapter Ten: “Metaphysical Issues,” pp. 155-170.

Chapter Fourteen: “At’halta deGe’ulah: The State of Israel as Prelude to the Messianic Era,” pp. 218-236; reprinted in Conversations 10 (Spring 2011), pp. 9-20; Increasing Peace Through Balanced Torah Study. Conversations 27 (New York: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2017), pp. 118-129.

“Rambam’s Continued Impact on Underlying Issues in Tanakh Study,” in The Legacy of Maimonides: Religion, Reason and Community, ed. Yamin Levy & Shalom Carmy (Brooklyn: Yashar Books, 2006), pp. 148-164; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 35-55; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 19-38; Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 58-79.

“The Theological Significance of the Urim VeThummim,” in The Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Tanakh Companion: The Book of Samuel (NJ: Ben Yehuda Press, 2006), pp. 123-140; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 195-214; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 156-173.

“Through an Opaque Lens: Non-Moshe Prophecy and Some Religious Implications,” in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 15-20; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 1-5.

“The Positive and Negative Traits of Gideon as Reflected in his Sons Jotham and Abimelech,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 34:3 (2006), pp. 159-167; reprinted in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 96-106; Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim (New York: OU Press, 2013), pp. 57-65.

“Seeking Prophecy in Historical Narratives: Ahaz and Hezekiah in Kings and Chronicles,” Milin Havivin: Beloved Words 2 (2006), pp. 171-184; reprinted in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 227-244.

“The Yeshivah and the Academy: How We Can Learn from One Another in Biblical Scholarship,” in Angel, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: Finding the Religious Significance in Tanakh (Jersey City, NJ: Ktav-Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2009), pp. 19-29; reprinted in Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 28-35; Conversations 20 (Fall 2014), pp. 91-97.


2005

“When God’s Will Can and Cannot Be Altered: The Relationship between the Balaam Narrative and 1 Kings 13,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 33:1 (2005), pp. 31-39; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 215-225.

“A Midrashic View of Ruth amidst a Sea of Ambiguity,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 33:2 (2005), pp. 91-99; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 296-306.


2004

Review Essay: Elhanan Samet, Iyyunim be-Parashot ha-Shavua (Hebrew), Or HaMizrah 50:1-2 (Tishri 5765-2004), pp. 160-171; English translation in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 21-34; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 6-18.

Review Essay: “Pirkei Nehama: Nehama Leibowitz Memorial Volume: The Paradox of Parshanut: Are Our Eyes on the Text, or on the Commentators?” Tradition 38:4 (Winter 2004), pp. 112-128; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 56-76; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 39-59; Peshat Isn’t So Simple: Essays on Developing a Religious Methodology to Bible Study (New York: Kodesh Press, 2014), pp. 36-57; Conversations 21 (Winter 2015), pp. 127-144.


2003

“Learning Faith from the Text, or Text from Faith: The Challenges of Teaching (and Learning) the Avraham Narratives and Commentary,” in Wisdom from All My Teachers: Challenges and Initiatives in Contemporary Torah Education, Jeffrey Saks & Susan Handelman eds. (Jerusalem: Urim Publications, 2003, ATID), pp. 192-212; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 127-154; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 99-122; Rosh HaShanah Reader (New York: Tebah, 2008), pp. 62-91.


2001

Review Essay: “Ben Haftara le-Parasha: A Glimpse into the World of Prophetic Derush,” Tradition 35:4 (Winter 2001), pp. 74-87; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 77-94; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 60-74.


2000

“Sephardic and Ashkenazic Minhagim of the High Holidays: Reflections on Different Philosophies of Repentance,” in Exploring Sephardic Customs and Traditions, ed. Marc D. Angel (New York: Ktav, 2000), pp. 36-51.

Review Essay: “Hadassah Hi Esther: Issues of Peshat and Derash in the Book of Esther,” Tradition 34:4 (Winter 2000), pp. 79-97; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 307-330; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 259-280.

“Was Sodom Destroyed by an Earthquake? A Study of Biblical Earthquakes and Their Implications in Biblical Theology,” Nahalah 2 (2000), pp. 55-65; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 155-168; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 123-134.


1999

“Confronting Tragedy: A Perspective from Jewish Tradition,” in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 279-295; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 231-246.

“Differing Portrayals of Hezekiah’s Righteousness: Narratives and Prophecies,” Nahalah 1 (1999), pp. 1-13; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 226-242; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 187-200.


1998

“Praise the Lord, All You Nations: A Study of Psalm 117,” in From Strength to Strength, ed. Marc D. Angel (Brooklyn: Sefer Hermon Press, 1998), pp. 89-100; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 270-278; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 223-230.

“Why Didn’t He Do It? An Analysis of Why David Did Not Kill Saul,” in From Strength to Strength, ed. Marc D. Angel (Brooklyn: Sefer Hermon Press, 1998), pp. 163-183; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 169-185; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 135-148; The Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Tanakh Companion: The Book of Samuel (NJ: Ben Yehuda Press, 2006), pp. 143-159.

“The Psalmist as an Exegete,” Jewish Thought 5:1 (Fall-Winter 1998), pp. 9-20; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 97-110; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 75-86.


1997

“Elleh Toledot: A Study of the Genealogies in the Book of Genesis,” in Haham Gaon Memorial Volume, ed. Marc D. Angel (Brooklyn: Sefer Hermon Press, 1997), pp. 163-182; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 111-126; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 87-98.


1996

Yeshayahu Maori, “Rabbinic Midrash as Evidence for Textual Variants in the Hebrew Bible: History and Practice,” trans. Hayyim Angel, in Modern Scholarship in the Study of Torah: Contributions and Limitations, ed. Shalom Carmy (Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc. Orthodox Forum Series, 1996), pp. 101-129.


1995

Seeking Good, Speaking Peace: Collected Essays of Rabbi Marc D. Angel, ed. Hayyim Angel (Hoboken, NJ: Ktav, 1995). Introduction, ix-xii.

“The Book of Jonah: A Call to Personal Responsibility.” Tradition 30:1 (Fall 1995), pp. 56-67; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 243-258; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 201-211.


1993

“The Symbolism of Clothing in Sefer Shemu’el,” Jewish Thought 3:1 (Fall-Winter, 1993), pp. 39-49; reprinted in Angel, Through an Opaque Lens (New York: Sephardic Publication Foundation, 2006), pp. 186-194; revised second edition (New York: Kodesh Press, 2013), pp. 149-155.


FORTHCOMING

• “Mizmor 51: David as Model of Repentance,” in MiTokh Ha-Ohel, From Within the Tent: HOLIDAYS??, ed. Daniel Z. Feldman and Stuart W. Halpern (Jerusalem: Maggid, 2016).

Reviews of His Books[edit]

Morey Schwartz, Haim David Halevi, The Journal for the Study of Sephardic & Mizrahi Jewry, June 2008, pp. 96–103, at: http://sephardic.fiu.edu/journal/Summer%202008/4MoreySchwartz_essayreview.pdf.

Israel Drazin, Through an Opaque Lens, at: http://www.thejewisheye.com/hja_opaque.html.

Moshe Sokolow “Review Essay: The Rational Traditional Study of Tanakh Comes of Age,” Ten Da’at 19 (June 2007), pp. 93–103.

Ehud Ben Zvi, Revealed Tests, Hidden Meanings, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures Volume 9 (2009).

James A. Cox, Revealed Tests, Hidden Meanings, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash, Midwest Book Review (also on amazon.com).

Israel Drazin, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings, at: thejewisheye.com/hja_revealed.html (also on amazon.com).

Rev. Dr. Bruce K. Gardner, Revealed Tests, Hidden Meanings, Society of Old Testament Study (S.O.T.S.) in Britain.

Oscar Mohl, Revealed Tests, Hidden Meanings, Jewish Press, October 21, 2009.

Francis Nataf, Through an Opaque Lens and Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings, at Lookstein Bookjed #78, September 24, 2009.

Gil Student, Revealed Methodologies, Hidden Approaches (review of Through an Opaque Lens and Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings), at: http://hirhurim.blogspot.com/2009/09/revealed-methodologies-hidden.html.

Harvey Sukenic, Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings, in Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter, May–June 2010, p. 26.

Yaakov Beasley, Review essay of Through an Opaque Lens and Revealed Texts, Hidden Meanings: “Contemporary Trends in Bible Scholarship of Chronicles and Kings,” Tradition 47:1 (Spring 2014), pp. 90–99.

Israel Drazin, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash, at: http://www.thejewisheye.com/hja_cspace.html (also on amazon.com).

Daniel Scheide, Creating Space between Peshat and Derash, Association for Jewish Libraries Reviews, Vol. 1 No. 3 (Sept-Oct 2011), pp. 9–10.

Israel Drazin, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders, at: http://booksnthoughts.com/the-biblical-books-of-the-prophets/; http://www.thejewisheye.com/ha_visionfrm.html (also on amazon.com).

Gil Student, “24 Books in 1” (Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders) at http://torahmusings.com/2013/03/24-books-in-1/.

Review of Vision from the Prophet in Jewish Bible Quarterly 42:3 (2014), p. 201.

Israel Drazin, A Synagogue Companion, at amazon.com.

Michael Lewyn, A Synagogue Companion, at amazon.com.

Gil Student, A Synagogue Companion, Jewish Action 74:4 (Summer 2014), pp. 83–84, also at amazon.com.

Fred Isaac, A Synagogue Companion, Association for Jewish Libraries Review 4:3 (Sept-Oct 2014)

Israel Drazin, Peshat Isn’t So Simple, at amazon.com.

Yaakov Wasserman, Jewish Holiday Companion, Jewish Press September 10, 2015, *[1]

Susan Freiband, Jewish Holiday Companion, Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews (Nov-Dec 2015, V:4)

Levi Morrow, Haggai Zechariah Malachi, at https://levimorrow.wordpress.com/2017/01/15/preoccupation-with-glory-and-the-deferral-of-hope-hayyim-angels-haggai-zechariah-and-malachi/

Israel Drazin, Haggai Zechariah Malachi, at https://www.jewishideas.org/article/book-review-haggai-zechariah-and-malachi-prophecy-age-uncertainty

Fred Weiss, Haggai Zechariah Malachi, at http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2017/02/22/new-book-examines-judaisms-last-three-prophets/

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