by Aaron Lichtenstein
Published by Urim Publications
Hardcover, 126 pages
Understanding the sacred text has been a wonderful yet elusive challenge through the ages. This book is a reading of the Bible, accessible to readers of all backgrounds and levels of familiarity with the biblical text. In contrast to previous works on the subject, "Reading the Sacred Text" focuses on the true meaning of the biblical text rather than the metaphorical or mystical interpretations. It retells, in a captivating and easy-to-follow narrative, the story of the Five Books of Moses, the first books of the Bible.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Aaron Lichtenstein teaches at the City University of New York and previously taught at New York University, Yeshiva University, the University of Denver, and the London School of Jewish Studies. He is the author of "Psalms in Plain English" and a former staff editor of the Encyclopedia Judaica. He lives in Brooklyn.