A look at the weekly Torah portion like none you've ever had before, culled from the collective wisdom of the ages, up to and including the Bible critics of our own day. Far from recycled versions of... More > the sound bytes you may have heard from your grade school teachers, DovBear's parsha posts are refreshingly original, analyzed and applied in ways that are as unique as they are charmingly irreverent. The result is an insightful collection that is sophisticated and snappy to read; superbly intelligent, and yet easy to understand. Offered by one of the most widely-read Jewish bloggers, DovBear on the Parsha will shine a new light on your understanding of the Torah, and invigorate your relationship with parsha studies for years to come.< Less
Here at last is a book that parents and teachers can read aloud to discover the joys of the Torah and its lessons, in the short, simple weekly installments that have carried the Jewish people through... More > millennia.
Its focus is mainly on pshat — the plain meaning of the Torah — with a sprinkling of midrash, the lively "stories behind the stories" that are so often crucial to understanding the Torah's text. The distinction between pshat and midrash is clearly delineated to help adults and children gain a clear understanding of the function of each.
This sense of balance, along with the book’s clearly-written, lively Torah narrative, will appeal to a range of ages, convincing parents, teachers and children alike that the story of the Torah is itself exciting and relevant, an integral part of our precious tradition... and a joy to share together.
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Peiros Eden is a thought-provoking look at the weekly Torah portion. Filled with fresh insights, the book will challenge readers to analyze text, think about commentaries, and come up with their own... More > ideas about the messages Hashem is trying to convey to us each and every week.< Less