New From OU Press: Unlocking Torah Text — Bamidbar by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin

12 Jun 2013


The OU Press | Jewish Educational Publications (the publishing house of the Orthodox Union) and Gefen Publishing announce the publication of Unlocking the Torah Text — Bamidbar, the fourth volume in the critically acclaimed, popularly received series by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin.

Rabbi Goldin retains the style that made the first volumes so inviting and useful. Deep philosophical issues and perplexing textual questions are carefully examined and discussed in clear and incisive fashion. Clear distinction is made between pshat and midrash as both of these approaches to biblical text are carefully defined and applied. Finally, thought-provoking connections are raised between the eternal Torah narrative and critical issues of our time. It is the perfect resource for inviting meaningful, participatory discussion at the Shabbat table.

A popular instructor of Bible and Philosophy at Yeshiva University, Rabbi Shmuel Goldin is rabbi of Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood, NJ and has served as the president of the Rabbinical Council of America.

Unlocking the Torah Text — Bamidbar 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. Unlocking the Torah Text follows in the footsteps of other high-quality OU Press publications on the weekly Torah reading, including Darosh Darash Yosef by Rabbi Avishai David and Echoes of Eden by Rabbi Ari D. Kahn, that explicate the Torah text. Upcoming publications include Chumash Mesoras HaRav, featuring the insights of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik on the Book of Bereishit (Genesis).

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