By Rabbi Seymour M. Panitz (256 Pages)Publisher: Devora Publishing, 2001
Taking each story of Avaraham and his sons, Isaac and Ishmael, in the context of Avrahams entire life and family, the author has written a series of letters to and from the major characters, excerpts from personal diaries, journals and other records, as well as entries int he files of Abraham's enterprises. This presents a constantly shifting, yet unified point of view of the biblical stories that help flesh out the experiences and priorities of Abraham and his family.
What emerges is a totally new, fresh way of looking at the Bible, and it is doubly exciting because the author, a deeply observant Jew, never deviates from the fact patterns presented by the Bible itself. The dates and events are all there, but presented in such a way that they overlap and intertwine, becoming a whole cloth which, when worn by the characters, make them come alive.