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Etz hayim = ʻEts ḥayim : study companion

Author: edited by Jacob Blumenthal and Janet L. Liss ; foreword by David Wolpe. ; ; Jacob Blumenthal; Janet Liss; Rabbinical Assembly.; United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
Publisher: Philadelphia : The Jewish Publication Society, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: edited by Jacob Blumenthal and Janet L. Liss ; foreword by David Wolpe. ; ; Jacob Blumenthal; Janet Liss; Rabbinical Assembly.; United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
ISBN: 0827608225 9780827608221
OCLC Number: 62118957
Notes: "The Rabbinical Assembly; the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism."
"The essays here were originally published in Etz hayim : Torah and commentary."--Introd., p.5.
Description: 394 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / David Wolpe --
Introduction / Jacob Blumenthal --
Torah study: making the Bible meaningful and relevant in every age --
A note on the spirituality of texts / Michael Fishbane --
Midrash / David Wolpe --
Traditional methods of Bible study ; Modern methods of Bible study / Benjamin Edidin Scolnic --
Revelation: the divinity of the Torah --
Biblical and Rabbinic perspectives / Daniel Gordis --
Medieval and modern theories of revelation / Elliot N. Dorff --
The nature of revelation and Mosaic origins / Jacob Milgrom --
Biblical foundations: beliefs --
The god of Israel / Howard Avruhm Addison --
The covenant and the election of Israel / David L. Lieber --
Reward and punishment / Harvey Meirovich --
Eschatology / Neil Gillman --
Biblical foundations: law --
Civil and criminal law / Ben Zion Bergman --
Midrash and legal process / Joel Roth --
Medieval and modern Halakhah / Elliot N. Dorff --
Biblical foundations: social and ethical responsibilities --
Biblical concepts of holiness / Baruch A. Levine --
Justice / Elliot N. Dorff --
Marriage and family / Gilbert S. Rosenthal --
Women / Judith Hauptman --
Education / Hanan A. Alexander --
Ecology / David M. Gordis --
Land of Israel / Benjamin J. Segal --
Dealing with strangers: relations with Gentiles at home and abroad / Joel Rembaum --
War and peace / Michael Graetz --
Biblical foundations: prayer and ritual Mitzvot --
Biblical prayer / Reuven Hammer --
Shabbat and the holidays / Joel Roth --
Dietary laws / Edward L. Greenstein --
T'fillin and M'zuzot / Jeffrey H. Tigay --
Tzitzit (tassels) / Jacob Milgrom --
Biblical models of character and leadership --
Matriarchs and patriarchs / Debra R. Orenstein --
Moses: man of Israel, man of God / Stephen R. Garfinkel --
Priests and Levites in the Bible and Jewish life / Baruch Frydman-Kohl --
Prophecy and prophets / Shalom M. Paul --
Understanding the Bible in its historical context --
Israelite society in transition / Gordon Freeman --
Biblical archaeology / Lee I. Levine --
Ancient Near Eastern mythology / Robert Wexler --
Biblical and ancient Near Eastern law / Nahum M. Sarna --
Sacrifices / Gordon Tucker --
Writing and ritual: preserving and perpetuating Torah. The Torah scoll / Stuart Kelman --
Torah reading / Lionel Moses --
Haftarah / Michael Fishbane --
The challenge to continue study --
Ḥazak Ḥazak V'nitḥazzek / Jeffrey H. Tigay.
Other Titles: Etz Hayim (2005)
ʻEts ḥayim
Responsibility: edited by Jacob Blumenthal and Janet L. Liss ; foreword by David Wolpe.

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