From the Back Cover
Here is a format that everyone likes.
By translating it into rhyme on these pages,
God's word becomes accessible to all ages.
The main translation has been done line by line,
But for smaller kids, summaries will work just fine.
Sinners and righteous men, Pharaohs and slaves,
The Lord when he takes life, the Lord when he saves,
The Lord's Ten Commandments, the Lord's awesome power,
The heights of Mount Sinai, and Babel's great tower,
Isaac and Abraham, Abel and Cain,
Noah, the Ark, and a whole lot of rain,
The Garden of Eden, Sodom and Gomorrah,
It's all covered here in this new rhyming Torah.
"Seth Brown has in this volume undertaken a new translation of the Torah into verse. It is refreshing, thrilling, and pregnant with insight. It calls, challenges and compels attention. Readers will not be able to put it down."
--Bishop John Shelby Spong, author of Liberating the Gospels: Reading the Bible with Jewish Eyes
"My favorite translations of the Five Books of Moses preserve some of the wordplay, humor, and poetry of the original Hebrew. In this version of the traditional text, Seth Brown does all that and then some. This rendition is at once serious and irreverent, attentive to the subtleties and the oddities of Biblical text. And it rhymes. This isn't your father's Torah, or your rabbi's, or your priest's. In the words of Monty Python, this is something completely different. Vive la difference!"
--Rachel Barenblat ("The Velveteen Rabbi"), MFA, ALEPH rabbinic student, and author of chaplainbook