SouthernTorah.com is the online home of Rabbi Moshe Davis.  After 12 years in South Carolina and Texas, Rabbi Davis emigrated to Israel with his wife and four children where he continues to teach and inspire.  In addition to Bible studies and Jewish philosophy, he has a new emphasis of connecting his students with the Land of Israel.  He received his BA in psychology, MS in Jewish education, and rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University.  He is passionate about sharing his love of Torah, Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael with people of all different walks of life and background.

Rabbi Joseph Bechor Shor was a 12th Century French scholar. He was a student of Rabbeinu Tam and part of the Tosaphot school of thought. His commentary is at times both bold and innovative while maintaining a profound allegiance to the simple meaning of the text (Pshat). He is widely beleived to be Rabbi Yosef M’Orleans, who is quoted a number of times in the Tosaphot commentary on the Talmud.

Rabbi Joshua ibn Shuaib (1280-1340) was a Spanish Torah Commentator and Kabbalist. He was a student of the famed Rashba, and teacher of Rabbi Menachem ben Aaron Ibn Zerach. Ibn Shuaib quotes extensively from the latter part of Tanach as a means of expressing the core values of each Torah Parsha. He seamlessly weaves together the rationalist interpretations of Rambam and the mystical interpretations of Ramban into his own commentary on the Torah.

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