even if you're brooding about learning the Bible for the 1st time or you’re easily interested in its historical past and contents, you'll find every little thing you wish in crucial Torah. George Robinson, writer of the acclaimed Essential Judaism
, starts off through recounting a few of the theories of the origins of the Torah and is going directly to clarify its value because the middle point in Jewish trust and perform. He discusses the fundamentals of Jewish theology and Jewish background as they're derived from the Torah, and he outlines how the useless Sea Scrolls and different archaeological discoveries have greater our knowing of the Bible. He introduces us to the giant literature of biblical statement, chronicles the evolution of the Torah’s position within the synagogue carrier, bargains an illuminating dialogue of ladies and the Bible, and offers a research advisor as a significant other for person or staff religious study. within the book’s centerpiece, Robinson summarizes all fifty-four parts that make up the Torah and provides us an excellent distillation of 2 thousand years of biblical commentaries–from the rabbis of the Mishnah and the Talmud to medieval commentators akin to Rashi, Maimonides, and ibn Ezra to modern students comparable to Nahum Sarna, Nechama Leibowitz, Robert adjust, and Everett Fox.
This remarkable volume–which contains a directory of the Torah analyzing cycles, a Bible time line, glossaries of phrases and biblical commentators, and a bibliography–will stand because the crucial sourcebook at the Torah for years to come.
From the Hardcover edition.