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Accountable By Boruch Clinton
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The Torah has lots to say about economic health. "Accountable" contains at least some of that wisdom, along with practical guidance and discussions of some key related Torah principles.... More > "Accountable" (along with my "Working with Torah - a guide to employment") tries to imagine what, in economic terms, the ideal Torah family and community would look like. Understanding and keeping this vision firmly in mind, a Jew can confidently do his share towards living a responsible and secure life.< Less
The Royal Prophet - And Other Thoughtful Essays on the Book of Samuel By Boruch Clinton
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Essays on key issues from the Book of Samuel: Why did our first kings need prophecy? Can we see the real David through the muddle of individual perspectives with which we’re presented? Who... More > took responsibility for the disastrous destruction of Nov? What did Eli’s sons really do wrong? And along the way, we’ll describe some general rules to guide us through the complexity of Torah study. When can one idea found in some distant part of Torah literature be applied to enhance our understanding of another? When does one of two seemingly unconnected Torah-events in fact change our understanding of the other? How, in other words, can we be more certain that we really understand what we're reading?< Less
Midrash - Bringing Torah to Life By Boruch Clinton
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The great prophets gave flesh to the bones of The Law. They showed us that, beyond simply doing what is right, we should aspire to greatness. They showed us how our daily interactions with elements... More > of the world around us - whether human, animal or the very soil beneath our feet - must be infused with a thirst for justice and a love for all creation. But the principles and attitudes to which they hint - ever at risk of becoming lost beneath the sheer weight of their breadth and subtlety - are clarified and organized by the various collections of midrash. While remaining passionately loyal to traditional Jewish thinking, this book offers new thoughts about specific - and often well known - midrashic passages, along with more general guidance.< Less
Mikdash - A Tour of Jerusalem's Second Temple By Boruch Clinton
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Essays and CAD-generated images on the historical and religious significance of Jerusalem's Temple (the "Bais Hamikdash"). What was the Temple meant to accomplish? What made it so central... More > to Jewish culture that, thousands of years since it's loss, the Mikdash still looms large? The insights into the Temple's structure and history you will find in "Mikdash" should help answer those questions, or at least get you started on your own course of study.< Less