Covenant and Conversation: Volume I: Genesis, the Book of Beginnings

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The Torah is an encounter between past and present, moment and eternity, that frames Jewish consciousness. In this first volume of the long-anticipated five-volume collection of parashat hashavua, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks explores these intersections as they relate to universal concerns of freedom, love, responsibility, identity and destiny. Rabbi Sacks fuses Jewish tradition, Western philosophy and literature to present a highly developed understanding of the human condition under God's sovereignty. Erudite and ...

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Overview

The Torah is an encounter between past and present, moment and eternity, that frames Jewish consciousness. In this first volume of the long-anticipated five-volume collection of parashat hashavua, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks explores these intersections as they relate to universal concerns of freedom, love, responsibility, identity and destiny. Rabbi Sacks fuses Jewish tradition, Western philosophy and literature to present a highly developed understanding of the human condition under God's sovereignty. Erudite and eloquent, Covenant & Conversation allows us to experience Rabbi Sacks sophisticated approach to life lived in an ongoing dialogue with the Torah. Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, 2009.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781592640201
  • Publisher: Toby Press LLC, The
  • Publication date: 10/15/2009
  • Pages: 353
  • Sales rank: 297,733
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted November 16, 2009

    Brilliant work.

    Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks has written a wonderful, valuable reading of Genesis. This work is profoundly important for people of all faiths, and it would be of great benefit to agnostic and atheistic persons.

    His subject matter is the book of Genesis, and his reading of this book is based not only on his knowledge of Torah but his understanding of Western philosophy, so he readily illustrates points which I found quite valuable, such as the difference between Aristotle's view of God and Abraham's relation with God.

    I know that atheism is now a popular attachment. Few readers of Dawkins and Hitchens could read this work without doubting their popular beliefs.

    This is a wonderful book by a great writer and a great thinker.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    This book is the first in the series...

    This particular book is the first in the series, Genesis, The Book of Beginnings...even though the Shop Nook listing shows it as the second book on Exodus. When sampling it you'll be able to see and verify that. The other book on the Nook listing is correctly labelled the one on Exodus. Looks like Nook/B&N inadvertantly put the same name and cover on both in the Shop version of both books. Just thought I'd post this to save another the time to figure the Shop confusion out. BTW, this is another great book of original thinking by its author.

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  • Posted January 30, 2012

    highly recolmmended

    This book presents a thoughtful, committed reader with a collection of beautifully written insights into the portions of the week , that are not only thoughtful and provocative, but also help make the Torah relevant for today.

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