9781580234573

The Torah Revolution: Fourteen Truths That Changed the World

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  • ISBN13:

    9781580234573

  • ISBN10:

    1580234577

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-10-19
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub
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Summary

"The Torah is the foundation stone of Jewish existence. Embedded within these teachings of Moses are core concepts that radically transformed the important religious insights of the patriarchs into a dynamic new religion that would go on to influence the world. This religion of Israel yielded a new way of understanding God and the meaning of the human life. Some of these concepts have never been fully realized, some have gone unrecognized, and many are obscured under so many layers of interpretation that the original vision is difficult to discern. In this accessible look at these revolutionary teachings of Moses, Dr. Reuven Hammer presents fourteen radical ideas found in Torah, explains their original intentions, and shows how understanding these ¿truths¿ can help you better understand the narrative and laws of Judaism. Dr. Hammer shows you that when taken together, these value concepts present a picture of the world and human life that is surprisingly modern and relevant: humanity is one as God is one; human beings are responsible for their actions and have the choice to do good or evil; poverty, deprivation, slavery and hatred are evils that must be eradicated. He shows how a society based on these principles would revolutionize civilization and lead toward a more perfect world for humankind."

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