STUDYING THE TORAH A GUIDE TO IN DEPTH INTERPRETATION

Download Studying The Torah A Guide To In Depth Interpretation ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to STUDYING THE TORAH A GUIDE TO IN DEPTH INTERPRETATION book pdf for free now.

Studying The Torah

Author : Avigdor Bonchek
ISBN : 9781461630814
Genre : Religion
File Size : 85.37 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 644
Read : 726

The traditional Jew has always accepted the study of Torah as central to his or her way of life. But without the ability to effectively analyze and interpret the text, one misses the opportunity to gain a deep and authentic appreciation of the Torah's beauty and profundity. In Studying the Torah: A Guide to In-Depth Interpretation, Avigdor Bonchek equips the reader with the proper analytic methods to make reading the Bible both a serious pursuit and a pleasurable pastime. In order for the reader of the Torah text to delve into its veiled, but ultimately visible, layered messages, he or she must first learn the appropriate interpretive techniques. These skills are the same as those used by the classic Jewish Torah commentators (Rashi, Ramban, Ibn Ezra, and others), all of whom were experts in what scholars today refer to as a "close reading" of the text. Among the "Keys to Interpretation" discussed in this book are the significance of word order, opening sentences, repetitions, word associations, psychological dimensions, and similarities and differences between texts. Each key is illustrated by several examples that offer fresh insight into otherwise familiar text, and the author offers his own original and comprehensive in-depth interpretation of two central biblical stories: the story of Joseph and the ten plagues.
Category: Religion

Studying The Torah

Author : Avigdor Bonchek
ISBN : 0765799642
Genre : Religion
File Size : 60.81 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 211
Read : 919

'This is an effective 'do it yourself' guide to Torah study. Bonchek's style is lucid and lively, his language simple and precise, his genuine enthusiasm for Torah study quite contagious. Seasoned scholars as well as beginners will find much to enjoy here.' -- Shubert Spero, Professor of Jewish Thought, Bar-Ilan University
Category: Religion

The Torah

Author : Seymour Rossel
ISBN : 1891662945
Genre : Religion
File Size : 78.12 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 750
Read : 1178

How shall we teach the Torah with integrity? How shall we bring the fruits of modern Bible study to teens and adult beginners? And how can we do this without losing sight of the traditional approaches that have enriched the lives of generations of our people? The answers may well be found in the new commentary, The Torah: Portion-by-Portion, by Seymour Rossel being released this August by Torah Aura Productions.
Category: Religion

Essential Torah

Author : George Robinson
ISBN : 9780307484376
Genre : Religion
File Size : 57.8 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 908
Read : 1265

Whether you are thinking about studying the Bible for the first time or you’re simply curious about its history and contents, you will find everything you need in Essential Torah. George Robinson, author of the acclaimed Essential Judaism, begins by recounting the various theories of the origins of the Torah and goes on to explain its importance as the core element in Jewish belief and practice. He discusses the basics of Jewish theology and Jewish history as they are derived from the Torah, and he outlines how the Dead Sea Scrolls and other archaeological discoveries have enhanced our understanding of the Bible. He introduces us to the vast literature of biblical commentary, chronicles the evolution of the Torah’s place in the synagogue service, offers an illuminating discussion of women and the Bible, and provides a study guide as a companion for individual or group Bible study. In the book’s centerpiece, Robinson summarizes all fifty-four portions that make up the Torah and gives us a brilliant distillation of two thousand years of biblical commentaries–from the rabbis of the Mishnah and the Talmud to medieval commentators such as Rashi, Maimonides, and ibn Ezra to contemporary scholars such as Nahum Sarna, Nechama Leibowitz, Robert Alter, and Everett Fox. This extraordinary volume–which includes a listing of the Torah reading cycles, a Bible time line, glossaries of terms and biblical commentators, and a bibliography–will stand as the essential sourcebook on the Torah for years to come. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Religion

Jewish Interpretation Of The Bible

Author : Karin Hedner Zetterholm
ISBN : 9780800697983
Genre : Religion
File Size : 29.89 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 148
Read : 463

Although Jewish tradition gives tremendous importance to the Hebrew Bible, from the beginning Jewish interpretation of those scriptures has been practiced with remarkable freedom. Karin Hedner Zetterholm offers a clear and concise introduction to the legal, theological, and historical presuppositions that shaped the dominant stream of rabbinic interpretation, including Mishnah, Talmud, and Midrashim, discussing specific examples of different interpretive methods. She then explores the contours of Jewish biblical interpretation evident in the New Testament and the legacy of ancient traditions in the way different Jewish movements read the Bible today. Students of the history of biblical interpretation and of Judaism will find this an important and engaging resource.
Category: Religion

The Torah

Author : Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi
ISBN : 9780881232837
Genre : Religion
File Size : 87.33 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 941
Read : 363

The groundbreaking volume The Torah: A Women's Commentary, originally published by URJ Press and Women of Reform Judaism, has been awarded the top prize in the oldest Jewish literary award program, the 2008 National Jewish Book Awards. A work of great import, the volume is the result of 14 years of planning, research, and fundraising. THE HISTORY: At the 39th Women of Reform Judaism Assembly in San Francisco, Cantor Sarah Sager challenged Women of Reform Judaism delegates to "imagine women feeling permitted, for the first time, feeling able, feeling legitimate in their study of Torah." WRJ accepted that challenge. The Torah: A Women's Commentary was introduced at the Union for Reform Judaism 69th Biennial Convention in San Diego in December 2007. WRJ has commissioned the work of the world's leading Jewish female Bible scholars, rabbis, historians, philosophers and archaeologists. Their collective efforts resulted in the first comprehensive commentary, authored only by women, on the Five Books of Moses, including individual Torah portions as well as the Hebrew and English translation. The Torah: A Women's Commentary gives dimension to the women's voices in our tradition. Under the skillful leadership of editors Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi and Rabbi Andrea Weiss, PhD, this commentary provides insight and inspiration for all who study Torah: men and women, Jew and non-Jew. As Dr. Eskenazi has eloquently stated, "we want to bring the women of the Torah from the shadow into the limelight, from their silences into speech, from the margins to which they have often been relegated to the center of the page - for their sake, for our sake and for our children's sake."
Category: Religion

Essential Torah

Author : George Robinson
ISBN : 9780805241860
Genre : Religion
File Size : 69.74 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 723
Read : 626

A comprehensive overview of the Torah traces the origins and history of the heart of the Hebrew Bible and the first five books of the Christian Bible, discussing its significance to Jewish belief and practice, Jewish history, and role in worship.
Category: Religion

Engaging Torah

Author : Walter Homolka
ISBN : 0822945142
Genre : Religion
File Size : 39.57 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 155
Read : 176

In this volume of essays, eminent Jewish scholars from around the world present introductions to the different parts of the Bible for the wider public. The essays encompass a general introduction to the Torah in Jewish life, and include specific essays on each of the Five Books of Moses, as well as on the Haftarot, Neviim, and Ketuvim. The contributions provide an overview of the core content of each book as well as highlight central themes and the reception and relevance of these themes in Jewish life and culture past and present. These essays, informed by and based on the profound academic research of their authors, together provide an invaluable bridge between high-level academic insight and the study of the Bible both in synagogues and in homes.
Category: Religion

The Torah

Author : Joel N. Lohr
ISBN : 9781780740942
Genre : Religion
File Size : 22.69 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 246
Read : 469

There is no question that the Torah has had an enormous influence on Western Civilization. It is the source of widely known characters like Joseph, Moses, and Noah, and timeless stories such as the Garden of Eden and the Exodus. Jointly authored by professors of Judaism and Christianity, The Torah: A Beginner’s Guide takes a unique approach, exploring the interplay and dynamics of how these two religions share this common scripture. Drawing on both scholarly and popular sources, Kaminsky and Lohr examine the key debates, while simultaneously illustrating the importance of the Torah in western jurisprudence, ethics, and contemporary conceptions of the family, morality, and even politics. Joel S. Kaminsky is Professor in the Department of Religion at Smith College where he teaches courses on the Hebrew Bible and on ancient Jewish religion and literature. Joel N. Lohr teaches in the areas of Bible and Old Testament at the department of religious studies at Trinity Western University, Canada.
Category: Religion