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Commentary on the Torah

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2009

    Wonderful! Should be in everyone's library.

    This is my favorite commentary to use. I have used my old one so much that it is literately falling apart. The translation is really first rate also.
    If you are not familiar with Friedman's other works, such as WHO WROTE THE BIBLE, you should read them also. He writes well and it it not difficult to understand without writing down to you.

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  • Posted November 13, 2013

    Excellent, excellent book with limitations on the Hebrew

    This is my go-to book for Torah study. Rabbi Friedman's insights and commentary is the best in the business. However, the Nook version has limitations that the printed copy does not. You cannot "pinch and expand" the Hebrew text at the same time as the English text. Instead, you have to select it separately and then expand it. This inhibits using the Nook version for study as this all takes time and is awkward.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2005

    Confusing, Very Conusing...

    I wanted to get to understand some more about the Jeduism. I am not Jewish, but someone very close to me is, and I did not quiet understand why they did what they did. I bought the book in hopes that I could compare our beliefs against one another, and to understand him a little better. I can't even figure out how to read the book because it is backwards and i do not know any hebrew whatsoever. I began to try to figure out how to read the book (the english section,) but i do cannot even find where the section begins. I guess that I was not made to understand then.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2001

    Friedman Does it Again!

    Friedman is unique among Biblical scholars in being able to write with humor and wit, as well as a penetrating erudition that permeates all his work. If you think that a biblical commentary has to be boring, or if you think the old translation you've used forever is just fine--think again! Friedman's translation of the first five books of the Bible--and his sparkling commentary--turn 'Commentary on the Torah' into an exciting page-turner that will make you think, laugh, and reflect. Whatever your religion, whatever your level of belief or doubt, this is the book you want on that mythical desert island where you can only bring one book! Try it--and then go out and get his other books! My college students find him delightfully readable. So will you.

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