"Judiciously identif[ies] the religious ideas unique to Judaism, and presents them in a manner accessible to any reader. He deserves our thanks for this book."
Rabbi Harold Kushner, author, When Bad Things Happen to Good People
"Presents what is unique and enduringly significant about the teachings of Moses and the Hebrew Bible. Identifies the ongoing spiritual relevance and insights of those teachings for Jews and Gentiles alike. An important contribution."
Rabbi David Ellenson, president, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion
“Plumb[s] both the moral depths and spiritual power of Torah ... with eloquence and excellence.”
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, executive vice president, the Rabbinical Assembly
“Masterful ... speaks to our generation with important and powerful ideas. Persuasive, inspiring and rewarding reading.”
Rabbi Irving "Yitz" Greenberg, past president, Jewish Life Network
“Presented with ... scholarship, insight and lucid writing. Valuable for personal reading, study groups and divrei Torah, and I recommend it strongly.”
Jeffrey H. Tigay, Emeritus Ellis Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania
“To distill the essential truths of the Torah requires both learning and vision. Reuven Hammer has achieved this in superlative style.”
Rabbi David J. Wolpe, Sinai Temple, Los Angeles; author, Why Faith Matters
“With erudition and masterful use of language ... exposes the most compelling intellectual arguments for living a full and rich Jewish life. A 'must read' destined to become a new classic.”
Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin, editor, The Modern Men's Torah Commentary
“Cogent and clear.... Enables us to appreciate the significance of the Bible anew, not only for our understanding of the past, but for how we think and act today.”
Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, author, The Way Into Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World)