Etz Hayim Study Companion

ISBN-10: 0827608225

ISBN-13: 9780827608221

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jacob Blumenthal, Janet L. Liss, David J. Wolpe

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An outstanding aid to reading Torah and the essays in Etz Hayim Why is the Bible a special, sacred text? From where/whom does it come? How does the Bible help define who we are as modern Jews? We engage in Bible study in our search for answers to such questions; but few of us can attempt this study alone. Etz Hayim, the landmark Torah commentary publication of the Conservative movement, contains 41 challenging essays that examine various issues relating to the understanding and interpretation of the Bible. Prepared by eminent rabbis and scholars, these essays explore diverse, sometimes controversial, topics relating to Bible study, such as: biblical archeology, marriage and family, revelation, and justice. The Etz Hayim Study Companion has been prepared specifically to help understand and appreciate these exceptional essays. Each original Etz Hayim essay appears in its entirety in the study companion, accompanied by an insightful summary and thought-provoking questions.
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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 425
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

A note on the spirituality of texts
Traditional methods of Bible study
Modern methods of Bible study
Biblical and Rabbinic perspectives
Medieval and modern theories of Revelation
The nature of revelation and mosaic origins
The God of Israel
The covenant and the election of Israel
Reward and punishment
Civil and criminal law
Midrash and legal process
Medieval and modern Halakhah
Biblical concepts of holiness
Marriage and family
Land of Israel
Dealing with strangers : relations with gentiles at home and abroad
War and peace
Biblical prayer
Shabbat and the holidays
Dietary laws
T'fillin and M'zuzot
Tzitzit (Tassels)
Matriarchs and patriarchs
Moses : man of Israel, man of God
Priests and levites in the Bible and Jewish life
Prophecy and prophets
Israelite society in transition
Biblical archaeology
Ancient Near Eastern mythology
Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern law
The Torah scroll
Torah reading
Hazak Hazak V'nithazzek
Books of the Hebrew Bible
Time line for the Hebrew Bible
A blessing for Torah study
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