The Everyday Torah: Weekly Reflections and Inspirations

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jul 27, 2008 - Religion - 384 pages
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“Like any classic, the Torah appears in different guises with each rereading. Its infinite layers of meaning and depth offer the opportunity to harvest anew, without any fear of exhausting its supply of wisdom, counsel, and kedushah (holiness). To encounter Torah is to encounter God.”
--from the Introduction

In this inspiring collection, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson illuminates the sacred text at the heart of Jewish spirituality. Enlightening and original, The Everyday Torah brings the ancient text to life with poignant reflections that will guide to you to a deeper understanding of the Torah, of Judaism, of yourself.

"Torah goes its weekly way, and we go ours, and do the two paths ever cross? They cross often in many minds and hearts, but when it is Bradley Shavit Artson who provides their point of intersection, the crossroads widens into a town square."
--Jack Miles, author of God: A Biography

"Every page is a joy to read. Many, many readers will treasure this book."
--Richard Elliott Friedman, author of Commentary on the Torah and Who Wrote the Bible?

"Rabbi Bradley Artson remains one of the most inviting of modern day teachers of Torah. This book will offer needed guidance and inspiration to all who turn its pages."
--Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., president of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

 

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Contents

BraisheetIn the Beginning
1
ShmotNames
85
VaYikraHe Called
159
BeMidbarIn the Desert
213
DevarimWords
279
Glossary of Terms
347
Some of the Commentators and Commentaries Influencing The Everyday Torah
358
Index
360
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Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson is dean and vice president of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University. He is the author of five books, serves on the Leadership Council of Conservative Judaism, and speaks frequently for the UJC/Federation communities.

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