Description: This commentary, published by the Reform movement, makes enjoyable reading, not only in the study of the weekly Torah portions, but also in the interpretations and nuances of those portions.
For each Torah portion, there are several tactics employed: A brief overview tells the story of the text; the next section, called "Our Targum," is a detailed translation into the language we use today; the themes of the portion are then presented; then the author's commentary, one perek (segment) at a time, examining each individual theme, with boxed material to enrich the reader with insights and ideas. "Questions for Study and Discussion" conclude the format.
Prevalent throughout the book are the views, interpretations, and comments of illustrious commentators, most of whom are traditional and include Maimonides, Hirsch, Lebowitz, and Peli, in addition to those of the author. A Bibliography and Glossary of Commentaries and Interpreters are provided as well. The author is the Rabbi of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, California.
By Harvey Fields
Illustrated by: Giora Carmi
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