A Roaring Good Read

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03 Jun 2015

Forget building a buzz around his new book, Rabbi Natan Slifkin is getting a roar.

CheetahRabbi Slifkin, author of The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom—Volume One: Chayot/Wild Animals, recently visited Akwaaba Lodge in South Africa to film scenes for his upcoming documentary on the animal kingdom in Jewish thought.

The first volume of The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom — published jointly by OU Press, The Biblical Museum of Natural History and Koren Publications — contains every reference to animals in Scripture along with a vast range of Talmudic and Midrashic sources and extensive discussions and insights drawn from modern zoology. This lavishly illustrated 454-page tome is an essential addition to every home and library.

Rabbi Slifkin is the author of numerous works on the interface between Torah and the natural sciences. He is the director of the Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh, Israel.

To order a copy of the book, visit www.oupress.org.

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.