Unlock the powerful truths that shattered ancient beliefs and paved the way for the new and revolutionary religion that became Judaism.
This is a unique look at the Torahthe foundation of Jewish existenceand the revolutionary teachings of Moses embedded within it that gave birth to Judaism and influenced the world.
Dr. Reuven Hammer presents fourteen radical ideas found in Torah, explains their original intentions, and shows how understanding these "truths" can help you better understand the narrative and laws of Judaism. He shows how when taken together, these value concepts present a picture of human life that is surprisingly modern and relevant to our goals for repairing the world today:
• Humanity is one as God is one
• Human beings are responsible for their actions and have the choice to do good or evil
• Poverty, deprivation, slavery and hatred are evils that must be eradicated
• The earth is not ours to destroy
• The love of others is a divine command
• And much more ...
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Rabbi Reuven Hammer, PhD, is a world renowned scholar, an inspiring Jewish educator and noted Jewish leader. He was named one of the "Forward 50"a list of the most influential members of the American Jewish communityand is a former president of the International Rabbinical Assembly. He is a recipient of the Simon Greenberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Rabbinate by the Zeigler Rabbinical School of American Jewish University. A prolific writer, he is the author of many books, including, The Torah Revolution: Fourteen Truths That Changed the World (Jewish Lights) and Entering the High Holy Days, a winner of the National Jewish Book Award.
Rabbi Reuven Hammer, PhD, is also available to speak on the following topics:
- Revolutionary Torah
- The Symphony of Prayer
- Making Prayer Meanigful
- Religion in Israel: Too Much or Too Little
- Political Ethics in Israel