Personal Midrash: Fresh Insights into the Torah (Hardcover)

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A personal exploration of one Jew's journey to find meaning in the Torah, Personal Midrash is a unique collection of commentary and insights on the Torah. The search for meaning as religious and spiritual beings is anchored to a common written document: the Torah. But, if the Torah were inaccessible, or inscrutable, or beyond the grasp of the ordinary person, we would lose our way. This book is a personal journey through Torah by a curious Jew without rabbinic training. While a scholar may learn something new from this book, the hope is that any Jew may be inspired to likewise seek his or her own voice in interpreting Torah.

About the Author

Daniel Shulman is a lawyer for intellectual property. He was named one of the top 40 lawyers under 40 in Illinois by the Law Bulletin and is the author of Insights Hurt: Bringing Healing Thoughts to Life. Shulman lives in Chicago, Illinois with his three sons and enjoys reading, writing, and playing golf.

Praise For…

"A true modern midrash - not in the all-too-frequently misused sense of this term, but in a manner that genuinely recreates the intertextual and pious approach of the midrashim of yore." —Benjamin D. Sommer, Professor, Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages, Jewish Theological Seminary

"This book is instantly readable, teachable, and something every clergy and educator should have on hand." —Rabbi Ari Averbach, Assistant Rabbi, Congregation Beth Shalom, Northbrook, Illinois

"These pages open portals of thought for the reader which stimulate the imagination. Trusting in Shulman's treatment of Midrash to be respectful more so than fanciful, one can take a creative leap into the Torah's clandestine layers and journey along with him." —Steven Stoehr, Cantor, Congregation Beth Shalom, Northbrook, Illinois

Product Details
ISBN: 9789655242676
ISBN-10: 9655242676
Publisher: Ktav Publishing House
Publication Date: October 1st, 2017
Pages: 128
Language: English