Sukkot 5767/ October 7, 2006
the weekly Torah reading by the faculty of
New Year’s Greetings to the Weekly Torah Studies
From the President of
With the coming of the New Year, I would like to extend my
best wishes for a year of good health and enlightenment to the entire faculty
of the University who gave of their wisdom and knowledge, contributing
fascinating articles to the Weekly Torah Studies on the weekly readings and
festivals. I would like as well to
extend greetings to the editors and translators of the Weekly Torah Studies and
to its sponsors: the Faculty of
Jewish Studies, the Office of the Campus Rabbi, and the
The Weekly Torah Studies of Bar Ilan University are a faithful representation of the special relationship between Torah and Science with which our institution is blessed. The University’s scholars integrate Jewish heritage and values with their extensive knowledge of the humanities, social sciences, life sciences and exact sciences, putting an emphasis on new insights into the weekly Torah reading as they write articles which are both learned and scientific.
Last year Bar Ilan celebrated its 50th anniversary. The importance of Bar Ilan to the State of Israel and to the entire Jewish people is greater today than ever before. In times of polarization and dissidence, opposing views and differences of opinion, the University provides a rare example of cooperation, mutual respect and tolerance among all factions of the people. Thus the University aspires to excellence and copes with academic and social challenges.
It is clear that the message we have to convey has been
speaking to an ever- increasing number of Israelis.
Over the past
It is my hope and prayer that during the coming year we shall continue bringing the glory of the Torah to ever broadening circles.
With best wishes for the New Year,
Prof. Moshe Kaveh