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October 10, 2012 / conservadox

new Torah for 2012-13

With Simchat Torah I bid farewell to Nachmanides.  Over the coming year I will use a very different Torah commentary: the five-volume Jewish Publication Society (JPS) commentary, written by academic scholars.  While Nachmanides focused on grammar and Midrash, JPS focuses on putting the Torah in historical context: for example, by comparing the Torah to near eastern pagan mythology.


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