About Parsha of The Week

Every week, parshaoftheweek.com brings you a rich selection of material on Parshat Hashavua, the weekly portion traditionally read in synagogues on Shabbat all over the world. Using both classic and contemporary material, we take a look at these portions in a fresh way, relating them to both ancient Jewish concerns as well as cutting-edge modern issues and topics. We also bring you material on the Jewish holidays, as well as discussion of  life cycle rituals and events.

Parshaoftheweek.com offers a fresh, contemporary take on the central educational text of Jewish life and thought - Parshat Hashavua - the Portion of the Week. Interweaving material from the Talmud, Midrash, and classical commentaries, as well as more modern, eclectic sources, we bring you cutting-edge analysis of ancient texts and modern concerns. In addition to new reflections on the parsha, which will appear weekly, we also offer you access to a large archive of older material, as well as writings on the Jewish Holidays and life cycle events and rituals. The material on this site is meant to be challenging for those with a background in Jewish text study, as well as user-friendly and stimulating for those without.

Please feel free to contact Rabbi Felix if you have any questions or comments at rabbi@parshaoftheweek.com


About the Author

The material on this site is written by Rabbi Shimon Felix, a veteran teacher and well-known educator who has worked in a wide variety of educational and communal frameworks in Israel - where he lives - Great Britain, Europe  & North America. These include Yeshivat Hamivtar, where he studied, received Rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Chaim Brovender and Rabbi Shlomo Riskin,  taught Talmud, Jewish philosophy and Bible and Commentaries, and served as educational director. He has also taught at Michlelet Bruria, Yakar in London and Jerusalem, Limmud in England, and the Israeli school system. He served as the director of the Jewish Agency's Bureau for Cultural Services to Communities in the Diaspora, as well as Executive Director of the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel. In the late 1990's he served as assistant to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sachs, the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain.

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