Further reading…

I love my local library. While I’m still gearing up for Bereishit (Simchat Torah is October 1), I’ve gone to the library and picked out a few books which I’ll try to read along with. A few of these I actually do own. The links go to Amazon, not because I’m evil, but because you can get the ISBN numbers easily from there if you are interested.

I’ve read bits and pieces of this so far and so I’m looking forward to working my way through the book over the next year. It’s fascinating insights into “women’s” (feminist?) reading of the Bible. Even better, it’s broken down by Torah portion!

I don’t know much about this book, but I’ve been recommended it. I look forward to finding out if it sucks.

Reading about Bill Moyers’ PBS series on Genesis is faster than watching it on DVD. There’s not too much deep reflection here, but I’ve enjoyed reading the various viewpoints that his guests represent and present. Amazingly, they devote several chapters (and two DVDs) just to what amounts to the first weekly portion! I presume it speeds up quite a bit after you get through all of the difficult “Let There Be Light” stuff.

Yes, I actually own this but I can’t say that I understand it completely. Rashi, or rather Rabbi Shlomo Itzhaki, is one of the foremost biblical commentators in Judaism. He wrote in 11th century France. Of course, I am reading it and everything else in translation.

Well, that’s enough for now. I need to re-sort my books. The ones I want to read are ALL over the house. (Where is my copy of Genesis Rabbah?)

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