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Bible Commentary and Criticism


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A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales
A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales
by Ruth Calderon
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Ruth Calderon has recently electrified the Jewish world with her teachings of talmudic texts. In this volume, her first to appear in English, she offers a fascinating window into some of the liveliest and most colorful stories in the Talmud. Calderon... (read more)

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Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle with the Torah
Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle with the Torah
by Roger Bennett
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Announcing a smart, daring, original new take on the Torah. Imagine: 54 leading young Jewish writers, artists, photographers, screenwriters, architects, actors, musicians, and graphic artists grappling with the first five books of the Bible and giving... (read more)

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The Art of Biblical Narrative
The Art of Biblical Narrative
by Robert Alter
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In what is both a radical approach to the Bible, and a fundamental return to its narrative prose, Robert Alter reads the Old Testament with new eyes—the eyes of a literary critic. Alter takes the old yet simple step of reading the Bible as a... (read more)

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Commentary on the Torah
Commentary on the Torah
by Richard E Friedman
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Chapter One At the beginning of this commentary, I emphasized the point that the Bible is rich in background, that the events in the first reading, Parashat Bereshit, remain as an essential substratum in all that follows in the Bible's story. Every... (read more)

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Biblical Literacy: The Most Important People, Events, and Ideas of the Hebrew Bible
Biblical Literacy: The Most Important People, Events, and Ideas of the Hebrew Bible
by Joseph Telushkin
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In the tradition of Stephen Protheros Religious Literacy and Ken Daviss Dont Know Much About the Bible, Biblical Literacy is a one-stop course on the Bible that offers readers—whether religious or not—every Bible story and passage... (read more)

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Back to the Sources: Reading the Classics
Back to the Sources: Reading the Classics
by Barry W Holtz
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Essays analyze the major traditional texts of Judaism from literary, historical, philosophical, and religious points of view.... (read more)

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For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter Between Judaism and Christianity
For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter Between Judaism and Christianity
by Irving Greenberg
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Rabbi Greenbergs book makes an invaluable contribution to interfaith conversation. He calls for Christians and Jews to come together in their continuously evolving partnership with God—dual covenants that demand “openness to each other... (read more)

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The Way Into Torah (Way Into--)
The Way Into Torah (Way Into--)
by Norman Cohen
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Helps readers explore the origins and development of Torah, why it should be studied, and how to do it. Offers an entrance into the world of Torah and to its meaning for our lives. It shows us why reading Torah is not the same as reading anything else... (read more)

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Megillat Esther
Megillat Esther
by J T Waldman
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Megillat Esther is commonly referred to as the Book of Esther: but there is nothing common about JT Waldmans interpretation of this Biblical story. In what may be the worlds first religious, scholarly comic book, Waldman tells the epic tale of exile and... (read more)

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The Hebrew Prophets: Selections Annotated & Explained (SkyLight Illuminations)
The Hebrew Prophets: Selections Annotated & Explained (SkyLight Illuminations)
by Rami M Shapiro
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Hundreds of commentaries and dozens of Bible translations make the Hebrew prophets available to modern-day readers, but most often these sources focus on history or apologetics, losing the reader who is searching for spiritual insight. The Hebrew... (read more)

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The Talmud: A Selection
The Talmud: A Selection
by Norman Solomon
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The most important text in Judaism after the Old Testament- available for the first time in Penguin Classics One of the most significant religious texts in the world, The Talmud is a compilation of the teachings of major Jewish scholars from the classic... (read more)

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Were Our Mouths Filled with Song: Studies in Liberal Jewish Liturgy
Were Our Mouths Filled with Song: Studies in Liberal Jewish Liturgy
by Eric L Friedland
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The making of Jewish prayerbooks began more than a millennium ago and continues today affirming the human need to create heartfelt and precise communication with the divine. In this collection of studies, Eric Friedland explores how that need has been... (read more)

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Textual Reasonings: Jewish Philosophy and Text Study at the End of the Twentieth Century
Textual Reasonings: Jewish Philosophy and Text Study at the End of the Twentieth Century
by Peter Ochs
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Textual reasoning is the name that a group of contemporary Jewish thinkers has given to its overlapping practices of Jewish philosophy and theology. This volume represents the most public expression to date of the shared work, over a period of twelve... (read more)

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The Bedside Torah
The Bedside Torah
by Bradley Shav Artson
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The Bedside Torah guides you into the wisdom, counsel, and holiness of the sacred text that is the center of Jewish spirituality. Rabbi Bradley Artson, one of the truly inspirational and knowledgeable teachers of Torah of our time, weaves together the... (read more)

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Everyman's Talmud
Everyman's Talmud
by Abraham Cohen
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"To some readers of this book, the Talmud represents little more than a famous Jewish book. But people want to know about a book that, they are told, defines Judaism. Everyman's Talmud is the right place to begin not only to learn about Judaism in... (read more)

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The Open Past: Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud
The Open Past: Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud
by Sergey Dolgopolski
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The Open Past challenges a view of time that has dominated philosophical thought for the past two centuries. In that view, time originates from a relationship to the future, and the past can be only a fictitious beginning, the necessary phantom of a... (read more)

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Punishment and Forgiveness in Israel's Migratory Campaign
Punishment and Forgiveness in Israel's Migratory Campaign
by Won W Lee
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A new understanding of Israel's wandering. Arguably the most diverse book of the Old Testament, Numbers lacks any obvious structure or organization, This appears to be especially true of Numbers 10:11 - 36:13. In this new book Won Lee brings clarity to... (read more)

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Torah Tapestries Words of Wisdom Woven From the Weekly Parashah Bereishis
Torah Tapestries Words of Wisdom Woven From the Weekly Parashah Bereishis
by Shira Smiles
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The first of a five-volume series, Torah Tapestries offers an incisive look at the weekly Torah reading's relevance to our lives.... (read more)

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Everyman's Talmud
Everyman's Talmud
by Abraham Cohen
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"To some readers of this book, the Talmud represents little more than a famous Jewish book. But people want to know about a book that, they are told, defines Judaism. Everyman's Talmud is the right place to begin not only to learn about Judaism in... (read more)

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The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture
The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture
by Yoram Hazony
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"Concerns about how secular education ignores the Hebrew Bible because of misunderstandings about the Bible drive this book. Readers who share that concern may not necessarily share Hazony's assessment of why this has happened. Hazony (The Dawn... (read more)

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