ʻEts ḥayim = Etz hayim : Torah and commentary /
senior editor, David L. Lieber ; editor of the P'shat commentary, Chaim Potok ; editor of the D'rash commentary, Harold Kushner ; literary editor, Jules Harlow ; editors of Halakhah l'ma.aseh, Elliot Dorff and Susan Grossman ; author of Haftarah commentary, Michael Fishbane.
1st ed.
[Philadelphia] : Jewish Publication Society, c2001.
xxiii, 1559 p., [7] p. of plates : ill., col. maps ; 26 cm.
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[Philadelphia] : Jewish Publication Society, c2001.
general note
"The Rabbinical Assembly, The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism."
Includes the haftarot and commentary on them, p'shat and d'rash commentaries, comments on Conservative halakhic practice, topical essays, and other material.
Text is paged left to right.
language note
Text of the Pentateuch in Hebrew and English; commentary in English.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This item was nominated for the following awards:
National Jewish Book Awards, USA, 2002 : Won
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Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2001-09-10:
The first new Torah commentary for Conservative Judaism in over 70 years, Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary, boasts an all-star editorial cast. Harold Kushner's d'rash (interpretive commentary) explores the importance of social justice in Judaism, while Chaim Potok's contributions attempt to ground the Torah historically by ascertaining its meaning to the ancient Israelites. A special section edited by Elliot Dorff and Susan Grossman investigates the Jewish legal tradition and its foundations in the Torah; biblical scholar Michael Fishbane offers commentary on the haftarah (Torah portions to be read in the synagogue throughout the year). This commentary is a monumental achievement, incorporating recent archaeological findings, textual interpretations and (for the first time) the opinions of female rabbis. (Oct. 12) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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