Torah Today: A Renewed Encounter with Scripture

Paperback | November 1, 2004

byPinchas H. PeliForeword byHarold M. Schulweis

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The central element of Jewish worship is the yearly cycle of reading the first five books of the Bible, the Five Books of Moses, called the Torah in Hebrew. Torah Today, a compilation of fifty-four essays that grew out of Pinchas Peli's Torah column in the Jerusalem Post, comments upon the weekly readings from the Torah. Written in a wonderfully clear style, each essay brings the reader closer to the rich spiritual world of Torah as it confronts the challenges of modern society. This reissue of Torah Today, with a new preface by Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, makes this classic work available to a new generation of Bible students.

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The central element of Jewish worship is the yearly cycle of reading the first five books of the Bible, the Five Books of Moses, called the Torah in Hebrew. Torah Today, a compilation of fifty-four essays that grew out of Pinchas Peli's Torah column in the Jerusalem Post, comments upon the weekly readings from the Torah. Written in a w...

THE LATE PINCHAS H. PELI was Professor of Jewish Thought and Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, where he held the Norbert Blechner Chair in Jewish Values. Rabbi Peli was a lifelong resident of Jerusalem. HAROLD M. SCHULWEIS is the Senior Rabbi of Congregation Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California. Many cons...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:275 pages, 8.48 × 5.49 × 0.64 inPublished:November 1, 2004Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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Foreword: Dialogue with Torah by Harold M. SchulweisPrefaceGenesisA Weekly RenewalThe Noahide LawsIn Quest of an IdealIt's the Style That CountsThe TestAll's Well That Ends WellBetween Two DreamsPlanning for a ConfrontationEvery Generation--Its DreamersThe Return of the Assimilated JewScoundrel's HavenGrandchildren and JewsExodusThe Beginning of the EndThe Road to FreedomTrial and ErrorLanguage of FaithWelcoming Outside AdviceBlind Obedience Is Not EnoughPartnership OfferThe Caring HeartA Political LessonTwo SanctuariesOpen to Public ScrutinyLeviticusThe Significance of SacrificeBalancing Fire and LightWhy Kashrut?The Mystery of BirthThe Lethal TongueLife and DeathAll You Need Is LoveAt the End of the RoadWhen Torah and Land MeetStrength and PeaceNumbersTrue People's ArmyWhat a BlessingOn ComplainingPompous Delegation, Tragic EndDisastrous MutinyTime for a ChangeThe Seven Books of MosesChoosing a LeaderSharing the ResponsibilityFacing RealityDeuteronomyA Time for Action, Another for WordsFirst RefusenikThe StrangersThe Art of GivingThe Pursuit of JusticeGeneration GapThe Gift of JoyChoosing LifeStrong and of Good CouragePride and PrejudiceThe Last BlessingGuide to Values and Topics

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Even though the first edition was published in 1987, Torah Today is still relevant to the modern reader. . . . It should have a wide readership in the Jewish and Christian worlds. - Harold Liebowitz, Professor of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of Texas at Austin