Here’s a link to my latest article, a review in The Forward of the new Steinsaltz Humash distributed by Koren:
Some people have requested the speech I gave at Kemp Mill Synagogue this past Shabbat. Here is a link: https://yoseflindell.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/haazinu-dvar-torah.docx
I wrote a story based on Star Trek: the Next Generation for a contest a couple years back. I didn’t win the contest, and there aren’t other markets for it, so here’s the story.
Over the holiday of Shavuot, I gave a talk discussing the 10 Commandments, or Aseret ha-Dibrot. One of the topics I discussed was the meaning of the term Aseret ha-Dibrot.
Those thoughts became this new article published today at The Lehrhaus, which builds on existing scholarship (particularly an article by Professor Meir Gruber) to create a literary picture of the Aseret ha-Dibrot:
Since I might as well use my website from time to time, I have uploaded the speech I gave yesterday at my son’s bris. You can find it here.
I’m pleased to announce that my first published short story, We Were Once of the Sky, which was published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies in 2014, is now available in audio from StarShipSofa!
Check it out right here: http://www.starshipsofa.com/blog/2017/07/19/starshipsofa-no-494-yosef-lindell/
I wrote an article exploring the differences between translations and commentaries of the Torah that Orthodox Jews use in the synagogue. I argue that a new translation and commentary is needed. Check out the piece at the Lehrhaus: