The Jewish Book of Why--The Torah

The Torah, the first five books of the Bible, is the moral guide of the Jewish people and the centerpiece of its religious life For centuries, the teachings Torah means teaching contained in this sacred 3,500 year old document have been read aloud in the synagogue and studied privately by those seeking to extract from it meaningful life lessons Maintaining the sanctiThe Torah, the first five books of the Bible, is the moral guide of the Jewish people and the centerpiece of its religious life For centuries, the teachings Torah means teaching contained in this sacred 3,500 year old document have been read aloud in the synagogue and studied privately by those seeking to extract from it meaningful life lessons Maintaining the sanctity of the Torah scroll is of high priority in Jewish tradition, and to achieve that end many laws have been introduced and customs established In addition, numerous requirements relating to the writing of the Torah scroll and the reading of the scroll in the synagogue have evolved over time.Following the why format he introduced in The Jewish Book of Why, in this volume Rabbi Alfred J Kolatch addresses hundreds of questions about the Torah rites and rituals that are followed today He also traces the origins of the Torah and explains the different methods of interpretation and analysis that are used in its study From why Mount Sinai was chosen as the site of the Revelation, to why a Torah scroll must be written on parchment with a quill, to why non Jews are permitted to handle a Torah scroll, Rabbi Kolatch explores a wide range of fascinating issues simply, concisely, and straightforwardly As in his other best selling books, he makes the information both crystal clear for the layman and reflective of the attitudes and practices of Jews of all denominations.This title was previously issued as This Is the Torah.
The Jewish Book of Why The Torah The Torah the first five books of the Bible is the moral guide of the Jewish people and the centerpiece of its religious life For centuries the teachings Torah means teaching contained in this sacr

  • Title: The Jewish Book of Why--The Torah
  • Author: Alfred J. Kolatch
  • ISBN: 9780824604547
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Unknown Binding
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    1. This book explains the rationale for the centrality of the Torah, the development of its text, its liturgical usage and development, the rationale for the rituals around the Torah in the liturgical year, the various traditional rationales for aliyot, and the key interpreters and interpretations of the Torah. Kolatch favors the traditional and the conservative/Modern Orthodox readings but goes into differences between Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox respectfully.

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