The study of Tanakh has always been a staple of Jewish life. The new windows which have opened up in the last century into the rooms of academia--anthropology, archeology, philology, and literary analysis, to name a few--have given new perspectives to traditional study with greater depth and insight. In this rich volume, Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom presents 26 essays on the book of Genesis that demonstrate the methodology through which traditional study meets academic rigor, and new insights into the meaning of the text and its import come to light.
Yitzchak Etshalom received rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Jerusalem, and is an educator and a leading teacher of Tanakh in North America. He is the author of Between the Lines of the Bible: Exodus and Between the Lines of the Bible: Recapturing the Full Meaning of the Biblical Text. He lives in Los Angeles.