The Soncino Bible
This Hebrew-English edition of the Five Books of Moses,
with corresponding Haftorahs, has been used in synagogues and
classrooms throughout the English-speaking world for decades, yet it
is still fresh and relevant. In this compact volume, the late Chief
Rabbi of England, Rabbi Dr. Joseph Hertz, provides readers with a
lucid exposition of the text and the spiritual and ethical teachings
of the Torah, culled from a wide range of scholarly literature. It
contains the full Hebrew text, line-by-line English translation, and
the classic Hertz commentary. Complete with all the Haftorahs for
holidays and special Sabbaths.
Unlike the popular Artscroll Stone version, this version tries to
stay true the original meaning and interpretations of of the text.
Recalling the Covenant: A Commentary on the 5 Books of the
Recalling the Covenant is a result of an extensive
study of the traditional interpretations of the Bible. It is a close
and careful reading of the Five Books of Moses according to their
plain sense. However, plain sense in this case includes meaningful
acknowledgement of intertextual associations, explanations of what
appear to be intentional quirks in wording or syntax,
straightforward metaphoric accounts and symbolic allusions, as well
as employment of other literary techniques that have often been
underestimated in importance. It must be stressed that the author
consistently insists on interpretations being in harmony with the
The Horizontal Society is an exposition of rabbinic
thought as exemplified by Maimonides. The thought streams of Greece,
Rome, and Christendom serve as a contrast. This book
illustrates the horizontal organization of the Jewish people. Other
social organization is based on hierarchy. Two principles made this
difference possible for Israel. First, the Hebrew Scriptures alone
propose that every human being is created in the image of God. This
necessitates the absolute equality of every human being. Second, the
Sinai covenant establishes the Law as the supreme authority. Whereas
in other societies, might is the source of authority, in Judaism
authority is limited by the Law.
Seeking Good, Speaking Peace
A collection of representative essays in the areas of
Jewish thought, Jewish law, Sephardica and general contemporary
issues written by Rabbi Marc Angel.
David Aaron explores the most fundamental and
universally troubling questions we all ask at some point in our lives:
Who am I? Why am I? What is life all about? What do I need to do to
love and be loved?
This book lucidly and powerfully
explains some of the deepest concepts of Judaism and demonstrates how
those ideas can and should guide decisions, major life choices,
relationships and growth to real maturity
The late Rabbi Aryeh
Kaplan explores the Jewish roots of meditation, and practical
meditations according to Jewish tradition. He points out how
meditation is an ancient part of Jewish religious tradition, contrary
to popular belief.
He then presents a guide to
a variety of meditative techniques: mantra meditation (with
suggested phrases and Bible verses to use as mantras);
contemplation; visualization; experiencing nothingness (which he
does not recommend for beginners); conversing with God; and prayer.
His instructions are clear and explicit, and his advice is informed
and sound, advocating that a simple 20-minute-a-day program can
indeed help make the practitioner a better person and a better Jew,
and develop a closer relationship to God and things spiritual.
Gateway to Happiness
guide that is intended to enable the reader to increase his level of
happiness, peace of mind, and self-esteem, and decrease negative
emotions such as sadness, anger, worry, and anxiety.
Excellent contents, covering almost every human
emotion or thought, and what the rabbinic sages, Talmud, or Torah
have written about these subjects. The chapter titles give you an
idea of how comprehensive in scope this 435-pg is: 1. Happiness is
an obligation. 2. Appreciating what you have. 3. Happiness is
dependent on your thoughts. 4. Peace of mind.
5. Joy of mitzvos. 6. Realizing one's self-worth. 7. Friendship. 8.
Living in the present. 9. Worry. 10. Sadness. 11. Anger . . . etc