New From OU Press: “Vision from the Prophet and Counsel From the Elders” by Rabbi Hayyim J. Angel

February 15, 2013

OU PRESS PUBLISHES “VISION FROM THE PROPHET AND COUNSEL FROM THE ELDERS: A SURVEY OF NEVI’IM AND KETUVIM” BY RABBI HAYYIM J. ANGEL

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OU Press | Jewish Educational Publications, the publishing division of the Orthodox Union, announces the publication of Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders: A Survey of Nevi’im and Ketuvim by the prominent Tanach scholar and academician, Rabbi Hayyim Angel.

The books of the Prophets (Nevi’im) and Holy Writings (Ketuvim), together with the Five Books of Moses (Torah), comprise the broad canvas on which the history, destiny, and spiritual mission of the Jewish people are limned. In Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders, Rabbi Angel takes the reader on a walking tour of these last two components of the Bible. Even as it focuses on broad themes and universal messages, Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders is never superficial or perfunctory.

Rabbi Angel presents one or more chapters on each book of Nevi’im and Ketuvim, with each chapter analyzing in depth a representative aspect of the Biblical book under consideration. Rabbi Angel marshals Talmudic and Midrashic insights, traditional commentaries, and modern scholarship in expressing a view of Scripture that is creative as well as subtle and nuanced.

Each chapter in Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders is a self-contained essay that can stand on its own, while the book as a whole is an integrated study of Nevi’im and Ketuvim which will delight and educate lay people and scholars alike. With his direct and engaging style, Rabbi Angel conveys his erudition and wealth of knowledge to the reader in a most enjoyable fashion. A prolific author, admired teacher, and recognized scholar in the field of Tanach, Rabbi Angel has published widely, and Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders is a worthy addition to his impressive body of work.

Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders is the latest publication from the OU Press. The OU Press publishes books that breathe new life and relevance into the classic texts we study and the rituals we practice every day. Vision from the Prophet and Counsel from the Elders follows in the footsteps of other high-quality OU Press publications that explicate the Torah text, including Echoes of Eden by Rabbi Ari D. Kahn and Unlocking the Torah Text by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin. Upcoming publications include Prayer for the Welfare of the State of Israel by Rabbi Avraham Steinberg, featuring an in-depth analysis of the famous prayer.

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