God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry

כריכה קדמית
Mosaica Press, 1 בנוב׳ 2018 - 398 עמודים

 

מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת

ביקורת משתמש - סמן כלא הולם

I have been reading the essays of Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein for several months now. All of them have revealed meticulous research, careful thinking, and original insight.
His most recent work, 'G-d
versus Gods: Judaism the the Age of Idolatry', follows suit, resulting in a composition that is nothing short of groundbreaking. His analysis is more than illuminating; it is inspiring, presenting a wealth of sources, both from the traditional, Jewish sources - from the Talmud to the Zohar to more recent commentaries - and from the secular, academic world.
I particularly enjoyed his Encyclopedia section at the end of the book that constitutes a concise list of the pagan deities and their meaning.
If you are interested in biblical history, in the etymology of the various idols and pagan deities mentioned in the Torah, or in how the cultural milieu of the ancient Near East impacted on the lives of the Jewish people, from their genesis until the end of Tanach and beyond[!], you must read this book.
Thoroughly researched, well written, and thought-provoking, 'G-d versus Gods' is written from a Torah-true perspective. As such, it is highly recommended as a valuable contribution to Jewish scholarship!!
 

מידע על המחבר (2018)

Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein is the author of God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry (Mosaica Press, 2018). Mosaica Press published his first book, Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew, in 2014, and it became an instant classic. Rabbi Klein has also published papers in several prestigious journals, including Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society (New York), Jewish Bible Quarterly (Jerusalem), Kovetz Hamaor (Monsey), and Kovetz Kol HaTorah (London). His weekly articles also appear in the Ohrnet, Jewish Press, Oneg Shabbat, and other publications. Many of his writings and lectures are available for free on the internet.

Rabbi Klein is a native of Valley Village, CA and graduated Emek Hebrew Academy and Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles, before going to study at the famed Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem and in Beth Medrash Govoha of America in Lakewood, NJ. He received rabbinic ordination from leading authorities Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch, Rabbi Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Lerner, and Dayan Chanoch Sanhedrai. He is also a member of the RCA, an alumnus of Ohr LaGolah, and was awarded a summer fellowship at the Tikvah Institute for Yeshiva Men in 2015.

He is a long-time member of the Kollel of Yeshivas Mir in Jerusalem and lives with his wife and children in Beitar Illit, Israel. Questions and comments can be directed to rabbircklein@gmail.com

The author is available for research, writing, and translation projects, as well as speaking engagements.

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