Covenant and Conversation
By Jonathan Sacks
OU Press, Maggid
Unlocking the Torah Text: An In-Depth Journey into the Weekly Parsha
By Rabbi Shmuel Goldin
OU Press, Gefen
Week after week, month after month, year after year, as the global Jewish community continues the unceasing cycle of Torah reading, we have the ability to study the weekly parashah in greater depth and with a new perspective. But which commentaries to use? What will offer one both depth and ease so that he can keep up with the weekly readings? To help answer this question, OU Press has produced three excellent collections of essays on the Torah.
The first is a newly published volume by Rabbi Avishai David, Darosh Darash Yosef: Discourses of Rav Yosef Dov Halevi Soloveitchik on the Weekly Parashah. Rabbi David, a longtime student of Rabbi Soloveitchik, encapsulates his mentor’s legendary lectures on all Five Books of the Torah. Join this master scholar and teacher as he explores human psychology, religious philosophy, ethical ideals and halachic concepts as they emerge from the Torah’s text.
The second collection is Covenant and Conversation, a popular series by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. Rabbi Sacks is one of the most original thinkers and articulate writers in the Jewish world today. Covenant and Conversation allows readers to experience Rabbi Sacks’ sophisticated approach to life lived in an ongoing dialogue with the Torah.
Finally, we offer the highly regarded Unlocking the Torah Text: An In-Depth Journey into the Weekly Parsha by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin. A longtime pulpit rabbi and popular teacher at Yeshiva University, Rabbi Goldin is also a prominent national leader. His insights on the weekly parashah and classical commentaries are original, thoughtful and provocative, easily understood by beginners yet equally meaningful to advanced students.