Many people see the Talmud as nothing more than a dry compendium of legal opinions, but in fact the Talmud represents a rich repository of literature encompassing all aspects of the world of the great Rabbinic Sages. Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, author of Swords and Plowshares: Jewish Views of War and P...
For people who wish to transform their engagement from simply a period of planning details to a meaningful passage in their lives, Meeting at the Well is the ideal guide, using the wisdom and traditions of Judaism to begin building their life together.
URJ Press Allows you to rediscover another classic Jewish text From the authors who brought you the highly acclaimed Pirke Avot: A Modern Commentary on Jewish Ethics comes another thoughtful work exploring a Jewish classic.
Introducing a new user-friendly translation and commentary...
This edition presents a fresh, new approach to a Jewish classic. Editors Kravitz and Olitzky reinvigorate the study of Pirke Avot ( "Ethics of the Fathers") with bold new insights from many corners of the modern Jewish world. Along with traditional commentaries from Rashi and Maimonides, r...
Heads and Tales: Stories of the Sages to Enlighten Our Minds
Rabbi Edwin Goldberg's new book Heads and Tales: Stories from the Sages to Enlighten our Minds brings age-old tales to life once more. Designed as an introduction to the art of reading rabbinic literature, Heads and Tales opens the door to the creative genius of the rabbis of long ago.
Using this carefully selected collection of stories, Heads and Tales will help instill a love of Jewish stories, while also helping students gain the skills needed to be critical readers of these traditional stories. In addition, these stories demonstrate that the issues that concerned our ancestors in past generations are similar or are the same as those that concern us today. The tales found in the book, while they may have been written in years gone by, remain most relevant.
Perfect introduction to traditional text study
Texts provided in both Hebrew and English
Discussion questions included
Insightful commentary on each story
Well-suited for high school or adult education classes
More than the centerpiece of Purim celebrations, Esther is unique in the biblical canon, and raises as many questions as it reveals answers. It is a rich source for text study, at Purim and throughout the year.
Living Torah: Selections from Seven Years of Torat Chayim
LIVING TORAH is an anthology of over 180 d'vrei Torah from the first seven years of Torat Chayim. This outstanding collection, edited by Rabbi Elaine Glickman, is the perfect gift for students of Torah, b'nei mitzvah students, or anyone preparing a d'var Torah.