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An In-depth Journey into the Weekly Parsha Author: Shmuel Goldin Publisher: Gefen Publishing House
Price: $29.95 Format: Hard Cover ISBN 10: 9652294128 ISBN 13: 9789652294128 Catalog Number: 4-128 / g412 Number of Pages: 336 Year Published: 2007
Description: Unlocking the Torah Text provides an in-depth journey into the Torah portion through a series of studies on each parsha.
Each study opens with a brief summary of the narrative and then presents probing questions designed to strike to the core of the text. These questions are addressed through a review of traditional commentaries spanning the ages, combined with original approaches. Deep philosophical issues and perplexing textual questions are carefully examined and discussed in clear and incisive fashion. The actions and motivations of the patriarchs, matriarchs and other biblical figures are probed with an eye towards determining the lessons to be learned from the lives of these great personalities. Clear distinction is made between pshat straightforward literal meaning and Midrash rabbinical exegesis as both of these approaches to biblical text are carefully defined and applied. Finally, thought-provoking connections are raised between the eternal Torah narrative and critical issues of our time. Each study is thus constructed to encourage continued discussion and study of the Torah narrative. You may also like:
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