Etz Hayim Humash

Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary

List price: $79.00
Bulk pricing: $59.00 for 24-103, $55.00 for 104+
ISBN 0827607121
Pages 1559 hc

Discounts available for RA members, USCJ congregations, and retailers. 

Contact books@rabbinicalassembly.org or 201-216-9400 ext. 118 for more info.

David L. Lieber, senior editor
Chaim Potok, p’shat commentary editor 
Harold Kushner, d’rash commentary editor
Michael Fishbane, haftarah commentary
Jules Harlow, literary editor
Elliot Dorff and Susan Grossman, halakhah l’ma'aseh editors

Etz Hayim is a publication of the Conservative movement, produced through a joint venture with the Rabbinical Assembly, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and the Jewish Publication Society. It features the renowned 1985 JPS English translation; authoritative Hebrew text according to Masoretic tradition; essays on key themes by prominent Conservative movement rabbis and scholars; two separate sections of commentary, representing two approaches to interpreting the Torah. New haftarah commentary by noted biblical scholar Michael Fishbane points out the connections to the weekly Torah portion, provides line-by-line commentary on the prophetic text, and indicates readings for Sephardic and Ashkenazic communities; special section pointing to Jewish laws based on biblical passages (halakhah l'ma-aseh); notation of traditional readings for Sephardic and Ashkenazic communities.

Etz Hayim Errata

For a complete list of Etz Hayim errata go to Rabbi David Stein's website.

Corrections to Etz Hayim have been made as they've been reported but since there have been 11 printings of the book the corrections are not found in all printings. Therefore, if you think you've found an error please check with that website and if it's not listed please report it to David.

Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary Travel Edition

List price: $33.00
Bulk pricing: $26.40 for 25-99, $24.50 for 100+
ISBN 0827608047
Pages 1398 pb

Discounts available for RA members, USCJ congregations, and retailers. Contact books@rabbinicalassembly.org or 201-216-9400 ext. 118 for more info.

This 5x7 edition is a convenient alternative to the standard hardcover and is ideal for personal study and travel. It contains biblical all the material in the original, except for the essays.

Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary Gift Edition

List price: $150.00
ISBN 9780827607477
Leather
Pages 1559 hc

Contact books@rabbinicalassembly.org or 201-216-9400 ext. 118 for more info.

David L. Lieber, senior editor
Chaim Potok, p’shat commentary editor 
Harold Kushner, d’rash commentary editor
Michael Fishbane, haftarah commentary
Jules Harlow, literary editor
Elliot Dorff and Susan Grossman, halakhah l’ma'aseh editors

Etz Hayim: Study Companion

List Price: $22.00
ISBN 0827608225
Pages 394 pb

Why is the Bible a special, sacred text? From where/whom does it come? How does the Bible help define who we are as modern Jews? We engage in Bible study in our search for answers to such questions, but few of us can attempt this study alone.Etz Hayim, the landmark Torah commentary publication of the Conservative movement, contains 41 challenging essays that examine various issues relating to the understanding and interpretation of the Bible. Prepared by eminent rabbis and scholars, these essays explore diverse, sometimes controversial, topics relating to Bible study, such as biblical archeology, marriage and family, revelation, and justice.The Etz Hayim Study Companion has been prepared specifically to help readers understand and appreciate these exceptional essays.Each original Etz Hayim essay appears in its entirety in the study companion, accompanied by an insightful summary and thought-provoking questions designed for individual or group study. The study material not only leads to a deeper understanding of the biblical text itself, but also presents discussion topics to enhance the learning experience. Included in the volume is a foreword by David Wolpe and a helpful guide to making the best use of the book by Jacob Blumenthal.

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