Newest Publication from Rabbi Dr. Nosson Dovid Rabinowich

This past Thursday, on the 20th anniversary of the passing of his beloved father, Rebbe Yehudah Leib, of blessed memory, Dr. Rabinowich’s latest work was published. The title actually says it all: “A Refutation of the Chapter Division of the Torah; A Renewed Call for its Removal.”

Publication from Rabbi Dr. Nosson Dovid Rabinowich
This much- acclaimed work proves that the chapter division of the Bible (=all three sections) is of Christian origin and is based upon ignorance, intentional or unintentional , of the Talmud’s interpretation of the Biblical text, an attempt to introduce Christian beliefs and ,sometimes, a simple misunderstanding of the text.

The Orthodox world has been taken by a storm by this latest work since many Orthodox Jews had absolutely no idea about this travesty. Dr. Rabinowich ,in his fascinating book, attempts to also show how this Christian division has, unfortunately, become standard and accepted in all our texts – Bibles ,Talmud and practically all our books – since the first printing of Bibles in Venice in the early 15th century. Rabbi Rabinowich also quotes all the Orthodox rabbis, throughout the last five hundred years, who have spoken out against our use of the chapter division and he challenges today’s Rabbinic leadership to encourage its removal. He suggest a step by step approach, to be implemented by congregations , schools and publishers , to eventually accomplish this crucial goal, in his opinion.

On a personal note,Rabbi Rabinowich dedicated this latest publication to merit the holy soul of his recently-departed mentor and uncle, a ninety-nine year old Holocaust survivor, who was one of the few surviving pre-Holocaust Pressburg (= Bratislava,Czeckslovokia) Jews in the world: Rabbi Eliezer Fishoff !

Newest Publication from Rabbi Dr. Nosson Dovid Rabinowich

The book is available at better bookshops and can also be ordered by writing to : ($12 per book {plus $3 for shipping and handling})

Succot and the Chasam Sofer at Honor’s Haven Resort



Once again, “Destinations”, directed by Yossi Zablocki, sponsored a wonderful program this past Succot at one of the most beautiful hotels in the Catskill Mountains in New York, Honor’s Haven. One of the highlights of any of Desinations’ wonderful programs is the various lectures offered by prominent rabbis and scholars. Rabbi Dr. Nathan David Rabinowich, a noted rabbi and scholar was invited to deliver two lectures during the first and last days. They were well-received, especially since the topic dealt with a ‘curious’ but unknown aspect of the Chasam Sofer (1762-1839): his personal life. Dr. Nosson Dovid Rabinowich showed how many men in the Chasam Sofer’s family either did not marry at all or married at a very late age. Some of the Shuddichim are very difficult to comprehend: for example – the Chasam Sofer, at the age of twenty-four, married a childless widow who was forty-two years old! Dr. Rabinowich also compared the three wives of the Chasam Sofer and the Chasam Sofer’s relationship to each one. At the end of the lecture, he discussed the fact that the Chasam Sofer remarried at the age of fifty and begot twelve children. Simply amazing. Dr. Rabinowich also discussed the Chasam Sofer’s relationship with his six daughters, his father-in-law, the holy Rabbi Akiva Eiger, his parents and his Rebbe, Rov Nosson Adler. The lectures will continue, G-d willing, on Chanukkah.

To learn more about the Chasam Sofer, see Rabbi Dr. Nathan David Rabinowich’s book , “Safra v’Sayfa”. To order a copy, please call 347-309-8485.