Covenant and Conversation: A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible - Genesis. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks (Hardcover)
For a meaningful addition to your bookshelf, check out this wonderful volume from former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks:
- Rabbi Sacks uses the weekly Torah portion from the Book of Genesis as a starting point to a stirring discussion of such topics as freedom, love, identity, destiny and responsibility.
- Takes Rabbi Sacks' refined philosophic approach and makes it accessible to the layperson.
- The perfect gift for a Bar / Bat Mitzvah, graduation, birthday or any other special occasion.
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Hardcover: 366 pages
Koren Publishers Jerusalem (2009)
Size: 8.6" x 5.6" / 22 x 14 cm
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, 2009.
The Torah is an encounter between past and present, moment and eternity, that frames Jewish consciousness. In this first volume of a five-volume collection of articles on the weekly Torah portion (parashat hashavua), former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks explores these intersections as they relate to universal concerns of freedom, love, responsibility, identity and destiny. Rabbi Sacks fuses Jewish tradition, Western philosophy and literature to present a highly developed understanding of the human condition under God's sovereignty. Erudite and eloquent, Covenant & Conversation allows us to experience Rabbi Sacks' sophisticated approach to a modern life lived in an ongoing dialogue with the Torah.
Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth, is one of the world s leading Jewish figures. Educated at Cambridge University and Jews College London, he has served as Principal of Jews College London and President of the Council of Christians and Jews in the United Kingdom. Chief Rabbi Sacks is the author of numerous books of Jewish thought, and recently provided the English translation and commentary for The Koren Sacks Siddur, the first new Orthodox prayer book in a generation.