By Hayyim Angel,Norman Lamm
Rabbi Hayyim Angel is the nationwide student of the Institute for Jewish rules and beliefs (jewishideas.org), based to foster the target of an Orthodox Judaism that's either intellectually curious and spiritually brilliant. He has additionally deeply stimulated many thousands of scholars at Yeshiva college, the place he at the moment teaches Bible.
Through an Opaque Lens: The Bible Refracted via everlasting Rabbinic knowledge, Revised moment version is a mix of methodological matters and text-based examine. He addresses how academics can successfully motivate the following iteration to like and fasten with Tanakh, and proceed to discover renewed that means inside it. His wields his erudite parshanut to repeatedly locate theological value and relevance, even from subject matters that we don’t frequently take into consideration, just like the effect of prophecy, the enigma of the Urim ve-Tummim, and exhibits the teachings of a few of the extra mundane passages, just like the genealogies of the publication of Genesis.
His analyses of the haftarot express how the Sages had a close yet advanced knowing of the way the prophetic works relate to the weekly Torah readings, and the way the selected passages can carry to gentle formerly disregarded relationships and understandings. this is often a part of a bigger factor of biblical intertextuality, which he additionally addresses in numerous different chapters, specifically how the ebook of Psalms can be utilized to augment the narratives of construction (Genesis 1-2).
Rabbi Angel’s writing is crisp and transparent, lucid and full of life, and his issues are poignant and penetrating whereas being available to the coed and layman alike. via an Opaque Lens represents an overarching point of view on a few particular, exciting, and appropriate issues that individuals proceed to discuss, speak about, and ponder.