Congratulations to Rav Nati Helfgot '81 upon the publication of his new book, Mikra and Meaning, a volume of Tanakh essays with a preface by Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and a foreword by Rav Yoel Bin Nun. The book has now just arrived in bookstores and is available directly from Maggid. See for a special discount until March 15th.


Mikra_and_Meaning160MIKRA & MEANING, Studies in Bible and Its Interpretation is the newest release by master Tanakh teacher and rabbi, Nathaniel Helfgot. This collection of essays offers an in-depth analysis of selected episodes in Bible, from the life of Abraham to the trials of the Jewish people throughout their desert journey, using the unique literary-theological method for which the author is renowned. Helfgot’s approach towards these biblical narratives revitalizes the text with a refreshing blend of critical awareness, intellectual honesty and religious commitment, thereby facilitating a rethinking of Jewish peoplehood.


is Chair of the Departments of Bible and Jewish Thought, and teaches in the Talmud and Halakha Departments at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School in New York City. He is the spiritual leader of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Teaneck, NJ. He also serves on the Judaic studies faculty at the SAR High School and the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. An alumnus of Yeshivat Har Etzion and ordained by Yeshiva University’s RIETS, Helfgot has published widely in English and Hebrew in areas of Bible, Jewish law and Ethics, Jewish Philosophy. He and his family reside in Teaneck, NJ.