Covenant and Conversation

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The Toby Press/KorenPub, 2009 - Religion - 356 pages
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The Torah is an encounter between past and present, moment and eternity, that frames Jewish consciousness. In this long-anticipated five-volume collection of the parashat hashavua, Tabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks explores these intersections as they relate to universal concerns of freedom, love, responsibility, identity and destiny. Rabbi Sacks fuses Jewish tradition, Western philosophy and literature to present a highly developed understanding of the human condition under God's sovereignty. Erudite and eloquent, Covenant & Conversation allows us to experience Rabbi Sacks' sophisticated approach to life lived in an ongoing dialogue with the Torah.
  

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Review: Covenant & Conversation: A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible, Genesis: The Book of Beginnings

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

There is no shortage of books on 'practical living' taken from scriptures. They are, for the most part, junk, watered-down and generic advice. So with that, I was really happy with this book. Sachs ... Read full review

Review: Covenant & Conversation: A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible, Genesis: The Book of Beginnings

User Review  - Natasha - Goodreads

I actually enjoyed this other required book very much. Sacks puts a lot of thought into the writing and even if I didn't fully agree with him, I couldn't help but respect the effort he put into it. I liked it so much I kept the book instead of selling it. Read full review

Contents

The Parasha
1
The Book ofTeaching
15
Noaĥ
41
Lekh Lekha
65
Promise and Fulfillment
87
Vayera
95
Challenging God
103
The Ambivalent Jew
109
Toledot On Clones and Identity
147
The Future of the Past
153
The Courage of Persistence
159
The Other Face ofEsau
167
Vayetzeh
177
The Ladder of Prayer
185
When the I is Silent
191
Hearing the Torah
203

The Miracle of a Child
117
Land and Children
123
Prayer and Conversation
129
Parental Authority and
135
OnJudaism and Islam
141
Vayeshev
243
Miketz
271
Vayigash
301
Vayeĥi
329
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