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    by Rabbi Benjamin S. Yasgur

    Hardcover, 128 pages
    Urim Publications, 2013 
    ISBN: 978-965-524-069-6  

    Torah Conversations with Nechama Leibowitz takes the reader on a journey to discover the story beneath the story of key biblical passages. Each chapter presents one or more principles of Torah learning, introducing new dimensions in familiar narratives. This volume can change the way someone learns Torah. It can make one think, ask questions and feel the joy of discovery.

    The author has meticulously captured many teachings of the late Professor Nechama Leibowitz, a preeminent biblical scholar, pedagogue and master trainer of teachers. Written by Rabbi Benjamin Yasgur, an educator with extensive teaching experience, Torah Conversations with Nechama Leibowitz will be of interest to a general audience as well as to the accomplished Torah learner.

    About the Author:
    Rabbi Yasgur was privileged to study under the tutelage of the late Professor Nechama Leibowitz. Beginning with an intensive year of classes, followed by correspondence, personal visits and regular phone conversations spanning a period of 24 years, Rabbi Yasgur amassed a treasury of insights, many of which he shares in this volume.

    Rabbi Yasgur is a noted educator and communal leader. He is the rabbi of Congregation Torah Ohr in Boca Raton, Florida, and the former rabbi of Congregation Beth Tefillah in Paramus, New Jersey. He was the founding director of Jewish Educational Services (a central agency for Jewish education) of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, and has served as principal of the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (HANC) Elementary School and Hillel Academy of Fairfield, Connecticut.

    Rabbi Yasgur was ordained at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University and earned master's degrees in Jewish education and Jewish philosophy, degrees in psychology and Talmud, and a Hebrew Teacher's Diploma. He is a recipient of the Dr. Herman Axelrod Scholarship in Jewish Education for Outstanding Academic Achievement awarded by the Azrieli Graduate School of Yeshiva University.