This collection makes Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ brilliant essays on the weekly Torah portion available in book form for the first time. Rabbi Sacks fuses Jewish tradition, Western philosophy, and literature to present a highly developed understanding of the human condition under God’s sovereignty.
The Torah is the compilation of the five books of the Hebrew Bible. It consists of Genesis (Bereishit), Exodus (Shemot), Leviticus (Vayikra), Numbers (Bemidbar), and Deuteronomy (Dvarim).
Each book in the collection is available separately, making it easy to collect all five as your move through the year. Rabbi Sacks’ essays will be a meaningful addition to your Shabbat table and Bible study.
This third volume in the five-volume series includes several concise essays for each parasha of Leviticus.
- 436 pages
Covenant and Conversation: Leviticus: The Book of Holiness
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks was the preeminent scholar of our age. He authored dozens of books and was sought after for his sage wisdom by monarchs, presidents, and prime ministers.
As a biblical scholar, Rabbi Sacks published a new English translation and commentary for the Koren Sacks Siddur, the first new Orthodox siddur in a generation, and powerful commentaries for the Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot Machzorim. His Covenant & Conversation commentaries on the weekly Torah portion are read in Jewish communities worldwide.
A renowned public speaker, Rabbi Sacks was often invited to deliver lectures and talks at prestigious academic institutions and venues worldwide. His 2017 TED Conference talk, viewed almost two million times, was listed by TED’s founder and curator Chris Anderson as one of the top ten talks.
Rabbi Sacks was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 2005 and made a Life Peer, taking his seat in the House of Lords in October 2009. Born in 1948 in London, he married Elaine in 1970. Together they raised three children.
Rabbi Sacks passed away on 7th November 2020, aged 72. He leaves behind a legacy as one of the greatest Jewish thinkers of the 21st century, one who bridged the religious and secular world through his remarkable and ground-breaking canon of work.