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Entering Torah

Author: Reuven Hammer

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9652294349

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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For the believing Jew today, no less than for those in the past, the study of the weekly Torah portion is a religious experience. For this reason it is customary to consider the section along with its traditional commentaries. It is important to know not only what the Torah meant when it was written, but also what it has meant within Judaism since then. It is also important for intellectual honesty to distinguish between the two. Moderns also have the advantage of using the results of linguistic studies and comparative studies of other ancient texts as well as archaeological finds to help us better understand the text. The Torah reflects an entire worldview concerning the nature of God and of human beings, the task of Israel and the way in which we are to live. Thus it is an ancient text that is ever new and always renewing itself. One studies it not only to learn what was, but also to discover what we are and how we are to live. These prefaces are meant to complement and enrich your study of the portion by pointing out important ideas found therein and raising problems and questions for consideration. Enter into the Torah text with this insightful companion and experience the full impact of the age-old and totally new weekly portion
Entering Torah
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Reuven Hammer
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

For the believing Jew today, no less than for those in the past, the study of the weekly Torah portion is a religious experience. For this reason it is customary to consider the section along with its traditional commentaries. It is important to know not only what the Torah meant
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Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Jeffrey K. Salkin
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

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Language: en
Pages: 219
Authors: Reuven Hammer
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

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Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Ariel Evan Mayse
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-08 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

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Language: en
Pages: 503
Authors: Karen-Marie Yust, Aostre N. Johnson, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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