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Hakham Isaac Sassoon

One of the world’s leading Torah scholars, Hakham Isaac Sassoon synthesizes rigorous traditional study with scrupulous academic and historical scholarship.

A prolific writer for TheTorah.com, Hakham Sassoon is the author of several critically-acclaimed books including:

  • The Status of Women in Jewish Tradition (2011)
  • Destination Torah: Notes and Reflections on Selected Verses from the Weekly Torah Readings, a commentary on the Pentateuch on the light of critical studies (Hebrew language edition Ve-ha'arev Na)
  • Uriel da Costa, Examination of Pharisaic Traditions, edited and translated from 1623 original with Herman Prins Salomon (1993)
  • The Marrano Factory: The Portuguese Inquisition and Its New Christians 1536-1765, translation of Antonio Jose Sariava with Herman Prins Salomon (2001)
  • V’harev Na, a prayerbook according to the Syrian nusach (2007)

His initial education was under the tutelage of his father, the renowned scholar Rabbi Solomon David Sassoon, Hakham Yosef Doury, and others. He continued his studies at the prestigious Gateshead Yeshiva and various yeshivoth in Israel. He holds a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Lisbon.

Continuing his family's tradition of academic achievement, Hakham Sassoon has published on topics ranging from Scriptural commentary and history, to issues of current concern to the Jewish community. Hakham Sassoon teaches at the Institute of Traditional Judaism-The Metivta and lectures widely.

To learn more about Hakham Sassoon, go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_S.D._Sassoon

ARTICLE (Reprinted from TheTorah.com)

What Does Deuteronomy Say About Homosexuality?

by Hakham Isaac Sassoon

Categories: Articles, Modern Judaism, Relationships, Torah/Talmud
ARTICLE (Reprinted from TheTorah.com)

The Priestly Repudiation of Yibbum

by Hakham Isaac Sassoon

Categories: Philosophy, Torah/Talmud, Women's Forum
ARTICLE (Reprinted from TheTorah.com)

Obliterating Cherem

by Hakham Isaac Sassoon

Categories: Israel, Modern Judaism, Philosophy, Torah/Talmud
ARTICLE (Reprinted from TheTorah.com)

Metempsychosis (Gilgul), Academic Study of Bible and the Meaning of Truth

by Hakham Isaac Sassoon

Categories: Articles, Philosophy, Torah/Talmud
ARTICLE (Reprinted from TheTorah.com)

Shabbat HaYom, HaYom, HaYom

by Hakham Isaac Sassoon

Categories: Uncategorized
ARTICLE (Reprinted from TheTorah.com)

Moses, Aaron, and Miriam: Were They Siblings?

by Hakham Isaac Sassoon

Categories: Uncategorized
ARTICLE (Reprinted from TheTorah.com)

Supporting the Priests vs. Sustaining the Poor

by Hakham Isaac Sassoon

Categories: Torah/Talmud
ARTICLE (Reprinted from TheTorah.com)

Did Israel Celebrate their Freedom While Owning Slaves?

by Hakham Isaac Sassoon

Categories: Articles, Torah/Talmud
ARTICLE (Reprinted from TheTorah.com)

Baby Naming: Biblical Rites and Mother’s Rights

by Hakham Isaac Sassoon

Categories: Articles, Life Cycle, Modern Judaism, Torah/Talmud
ARTICLE (Reprinted from TheTorah.com)

The Purification of a Niddah: When Silence Matters

by Hakham Isaac Sassoon

Categories: Torah/Talmud, Women's Forum
ARTICLE (Reprinted from TheTorah.com)

Truth Must Be Ascertainable

by Hakham Isaac Sassoon

Categories: Articles, Philosophy, Torah/Talmud