Description: With his personal and somewhat idiosyncratic approach to the Torah text, Michael Malina comments on the familiar Genesis stories with an eye to asking the questions that the text invites, but that the traditional commentaries rarely attempt to answer. This analysis reveals a deep respect for the ancient tradition, yet a fresh skepticism and twenty-first century sensibility concerning the rabbis efforts to square the Torah s words with the doctrines of rabbinic Judaism as they evolved over time.
About the author:
Michael Malina is a retired attorney who practiced antitrust law in New York City for forty years. A graduate with honors from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he has spent a lifetime studying and trying to understand the principal texts of the Jewish tradition and applying their teachings to modern life. Michael lives with his wife of fifty-two years in Scarsdale, New York.