SouthernTorah.com is the online home of Rabbi Moshe Davis.  A native of Chicago, Rabbi Davis lives in Charleston, SC with his wife and four children where he serves as the rabbi of Brith Sholom Beth Israel.  There are probably more people in the Southern Unites States learning the Bible than anywhere else in the country, and Rabbi Davis hopes to bring a unique and authentic Jewish approach to that study.  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 his students.

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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