Description: An accessible introduction to reading, studying and understanding Torah--the Hebrew Bible and related sacred texts that have grown up around it.
This book explores the origins and development of Torah, why it should be studied and how to do it.
What is "Torah"?
What are the different approaches to studying Torah?
What are the different levels of understanding Torah?
For whom is Torah study intended?
How is Torah study a part of the modern Jewish experience?
Cohen addresses these and many other issues in this easy-to-use, easy-to-understand introduction to an ancient subject.
Dr. Norman J. Cohen is a rabbi and Provost of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and Professor of Midrash. He lectures widely on the topic of midrash--finding contemporary meaning from ancient biblical texts