OU Press/ Gefen Publishing 312 Pages
Let’s face it. The market is flooded with “Parsha Books”, and as such, it is very difficult for a parsha book to really make an impact or to even prove its distinction. It’s like finding a needle in a haystack.
I found the needle.
I’ve commented on Rabbi Shmuel Goldin’s “Unlocking the Torah Text” series of parsha books before (see here: http://torahbookreviews.blogspot.co.il/2015/08/unlocking-torah-text.html) and his work on Bereishit, volume one in the series, is no different.
In this volume one will tackle Genesis-related topics such as:
Why didn’t Joseph phone home? (My favorite) How could Rivka instruct Yaakov to lie to his father? Why does God test man? Differences between Jews and Non-Jews
...and several dozen more
As usual, Rabbi Goldin does not hesitate to tackle the controversial, and this volume contains an extra dose of issues related to outlook and philosophy along with plenty of te…