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He Who Must Not Be Named? The Curious Case of Ploni Almoni

Rachel Rosenthal / November 16, 2014

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In the Book of Ruth, names are of paramount significance, but Ruth's would-be redeemer seems to be consciously nameless. How did the rabbis understand this omission, and what are we to learn from the man who has no name?




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Rachel Rosenthal

Rachel Rosenthal teaches in the Dr. Beth Samuels High School Program. She is a PhD candidate in Rabbinic Literature at JTS, where she serves as an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Talmud. A graduate of the Drisha Scholars Circle, she teaches at the Drisha Institute and in Nishma: A Summer of Torah Study at JTS. She has been a Graduate Fellow in the Center for Jewish Law at Cardozo Law School, and a Wabash Teaching Fellow at JTS.  She is a member of the board of Darkhei Noam, where she serves as co-chair of the Ritual Committee. Rachel holds a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Click here to access podcasts recorded by Rachel Rosenthal.


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