The Bedside Torah : Wisdom, Visions, and Dreams

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The Bedside Torah guides you into the wisdom, counsel, and holiness of the sacred text that is the center of Jewish spirituality. Rabbi Bradley Artson, one of the truly inspirational and knowledgeable teachers of Torah of our time, weaves together the insights of ancient rabbis and sages, medieval commentators and philosophers, and modern scholars and religious leaders. The reflections in this collection offer three different commentaries on each of the 50 Torah portions, enlightening you into the Torah's ...

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Overview

The Bedside Torah guides you into the wisdom, counsel, and holiness of the sacred text that is the center of Jewish spirituality. Rabbi Bradley Artson, one of the truly inspirational and knowledgeable teachers of Torah of our time, weaves together the insights of ancient rabbis and sages, medieval commentators and philosophers, and modern scholars and religious leaders. The reflections in this collection offer three different commentaries on each of the 50 Torah portions, enlightening you into the Torah's infinite layers of meaning and offering opportunities to discover interpretations of your own.

"The Bedside Torah is an introduction to Jewish text study that is both learned and engaging . . . The language is conversational, the insights provocative, and the chapters are just the right length for reading before an inspired night's sleep."

—Anita Diamant, author of The New Jewish Wedding, Choosing a Jewish Life, How to Be a Jewish Parent, The Red Tent, and Good Harbor

"Bradley Artson is one of the most insightful and articulate rabbis of his generation, as this volume clearly attests."
—Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

"In The Bedside Torah, Rabbi Artson combines wisdom garnered from traditional Jewish sources and commentaries with anecdotes and insights drawn from his own life as well as the lives of all those he has served. In so doing, he has turned each weekly Torah portion into a series of revelations for the reader. The Bedside Torah is a treasure that will surely enrich the religious life of Jews as well as all those who seek comfort and guidance from Jewish scriptures."
—Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., president, Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737305876
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/31/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 287,654
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson is currently the dean of the conservative rabbinical seminary, the Ziegler School at the University of Judaism. He is the author of It's a Mitzvah! Jewish Living Step-by-Step and has written more than 115 articles including Torah commentary for the Southern California Heritage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2005

    Getting back to your roots

    As a Jew, I highly am enjoying this book. It is an excellent companion to the Torah, a.k.a. the 5 books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Duetorotomy. The books is divided into 50 sections corresponding to the lunar calendar that Judiasm is based upon. So the entire 5 books are also divided into 50 corresponding readings. Each section begins with a quick summary of said Torah reading and then offers 3 different interpretations. I find this book invaluable because I often have a hard time reading between the lines to find hidden meaning or other value besides the given story. The author, a rabbi, has a great writing style that is relevant and easy to understand.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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