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Unlocking the Torah Text Numbers Bamidbar
Unlocking the Torah Text Numbers Bamidbar
An In-depth Journey into the Weekly Parsha
Author: Shmuel Goldin
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House

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Format: Hard Cover
ISBN 10: 9652295256
ISBN 13: 9789652295255
Catalog Number: 9789652295255
Number of Pages: 233
Year Published: 2012

This is the Numbers, or Bamidbar volume, fourth of five volues of the series Unlocking the Torah Text. The Unlocking the Torah Text series provides an in-depth journey into the Torah portion through a series of studies on each parsha. Each study opens with a brief summary of the narrative and then presents probing questions designed to strike to the core of the text. These questions are addressed through a review of traditional commentaries spanning the ages, combined with original approaches. Deep philosophical issues and perplexing textual questions are carefully examined and discussed in clear and incisive fashion. The actions and motivations of the patriarchs, matriarchs and other biblical figures are probed with an eye towards determining the lessons to be learned from the lives of these great personalities. Clear distinction is made between pshat (straightforward literal meaning) and Midrash (rabbinical exegesis) as both of these approaches to biblical text are carefully defined and applied. Finally, thought-provoking connections are raised between the eternal Torah narrative and critical issues of our time. Each study is thus constructed to encourage continued discussion and study of the Torah narrative.