At the beginning of the year, I promised that I would serialize my classes on the book of Ezra (incl. Nehemiah). As it turns out, I will not be teaching Ezra this semester. Nevertheless, I've been meaning to start typing up my handwritten notes, if I can find the time. Last time I learned and taught it, I found that it issues and dilemmas have a very contemporary resonance. Ezra remains a somewhat underappreciated character even though, as a leader and lawgiver, he is second only to Moshe. If I can post one shiur a week, starting next week, I'll be happy.