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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780292706729
ISBN-10: 0292706723
Format: Paperback
(219mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Pages: 275
Imprint: University of Texas Press
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Pinchas H. Peli

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 consider him to be the preeminent pulpit rabbi in the United States. He is the founding chairman of the Jewish Foundation for Christian Rescuers, an organization that identifies and honors those Christians who risked their lives to save Jews during the Nazi era.