The Commentators' Bible: Leviticus: The Rubin JPS Miqra'ot Gedolot Bilingual Edition

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ISBN-10: 0827608977
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"JPS should be congratulated for making these works available to a general audience."—Off The Shelf

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"Leviticus is a worthy addition to this series. This book of commentary wrestles with ideas rarely appreciated outside of houses of Jewish learning . . . . This book, with its accessible new translation of these commentaries, brings a whole world of learning to the English-speaking Jewish world."—Jewish Book World
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Follows the highly-acclaimed Commentators Bible: The JPS Miqra'ot Gedolot: Exodus.
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Product Details

  • Series: Commentators' Bible
  • Hardcover: 270 pages
  • Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society; Bilingual edition (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0827608977
  • ISBN-13: 978-0827608979
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #534,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Carasik teaches Biblical Hebrew at the University of Pennsylvania and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and is the weekday Torah reader at Congregation Kesher Israel in Center City Philadelphia. He has a bachelor's degree from New College (Sarasota, Fla.), bachelor's and master's degrees in Jewish studies from Spertus College in Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Bible and the ancient Near East from Brandeis University. His weekly Torah Talk podcast is available through his web site and in the iTunes Store.

Michael's newest book is The Bible's Many Voices, a book meant to break through the "Biblical English" barrier and give general readers a "listener's guide" to what this amazing 1,000-year collection of literature actually says, as a book of history and literature. Send your questions about the book to manyvoices@earthlink.net.

He's also the creator of the Commentators' Bible -- an English-language version of the traditional Jewish Torah commentaries. Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers are already available. Deuteronomy is forthcoming in 2015, and work on the Genesis volume is underway.

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Wayne P. Schulman on November 6, 2009
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I won't go into the quality of the contents of this volume, I'll leave that to the scholars. If you are only interested in a review of the materials between the covers, move on, this review is not for you.

If however, you are purchasing this book both as a scholarly work and an important part of your Judaica (or any) library, read on . . .

From strictly a book manufacturing quality point of view I am disappointed. The first volume of this set- Shemot (Exodus) is bound in a rich deep embossed quality cover, mahogany brown in color. It certainly set the tone for what was to be a beautiful set when completed.

This second volume arrives in a cheap binding, startlingly and noticeably different in color (muddled red), texture and composition. Very disappointing quality variation from what is otherwise a reputable publisher. The only saving grace is that I paid only $43.00 on Amazon.com instead of the list price of $75.00.

Now I will begin reading the book to savor the wisdom of the ages contained therein.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Amshalem on April 8, 2010
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A great addition to the English text library. I recommend to anyone interested in Torah study, especially teachers -- I use it with a class of retirees who have never studied anything like it. It's a challenge, and they love it. The translation is great -- it stands alone, with no need for clumsy explanations of the Hebrew.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Susan Marx on February 6, 2010
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Essential for Torah study. All the commentaries in one place together with Torah text. I bring mine to the synagogue during the Torah reading.
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