Exodus, as found in Midrashic and classical Jewish sources is blended with psychology, philosophy, and literature for a for an original and compelling commentary. The Particulars of Rapture is the sequel to Avivah Zornbergs study of the Book of Genesis, The Beginings of Desire. It takes its title from a line by the American poet Wallace Stevens about the interdependence of opposite things, such as male and female, and conscious and unconscious. Her quest in this book, as she writes in the Introduction, is " to find those who will hear with me a particular idiom of redemption," who will hear " within the particulars of rapture...what cannot be expressed."
This book will enhance Zornberg's reputation as one of today's most original and compelling interpreters of the biblical and rabbinic traditions.