rarest-blueRabbi Jeffrey Saks discusses “The Rarest Blue: The Remarkable Story of an Ancient Color Lost to History and Rediscovered“, Baruch Sterman’s book about the revival of tekhelet – Biblical blue (visit www.TheRarestBlue.com and www.tekhelet.com). The book is a riveting adventure tale, in which halakhah (Jewish law) and its interface with nearly every field of human science, wisdom and endeavor, serves as the main “hero” covering 1,300 years of Jewish history.

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Rabbi Jeffrey Saks is the founding Director of ATID - The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem. An editorial board member of the journal Tradition, Rabbi Saks authored Spiritualizing Halakhic Education (Mandel Foundation) and edited Wisdom From All My Teachers: Challenges and Initiatives in Contemporary Torah Education (Urim). He is a graduate of Yeshiva University (BA, MA, Smicha) and participated in the Jerusalem Fellows program for senior Jewish educators at the Mandel Institute. He has taught at the Yeshiva University High School for Girls and Yeshivat Hamivtar.

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