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Posted November 16, 2009
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.
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Posted April 27, 2014
More insight into the inadvertant nook mis-labelling of the first and second books. For some reason, the nook has the same reviews for the first and second books in this series. When I posted the warning review that the Genesis Book was mislabeled the Exodus Book on the Genesis Book, it also shows in the same review for Exodus Book. I Found this when I was sampling and getting reading to buy the Exodus Book after completing reading the Genesis Book. Now I see that not only are the reviews combined and the description of the Genesis Book mislabeled the Exodus Book, but that the Exodus Book in its description is likewise mislabeled labeled as the Genesis Book. If you sample and then buy each, you will see this and it will be self correcting as you will correctly have both books regardless of their descriptions and combined reviews. BTW, I am now reading the Exodus Book and it continues the brilliant writing and interpretations that the Genesis Book had only in relation to Exodus. Rabbi Sacks is brilliant. Apparently., there will be similar books on the remaining 3 Torah books forthcoming as of now sometime in the future that as of now are not yet out. Looking forward to them.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 13, 2014
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 30, 2012
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.