Unlocking the Torah Text provides an in-depth journey into the Torah portion through a series of studies on each Parsha. Each study opens with a brief summary of the narrative and then presents probing questions designed to strike to the core of the text.
These questions are addressed through a review of traditional commentaries spanning the ages, combined with original approaches. Deep philosophical issues and perplexing textual questions are carefully examined and discussed in a clear and incisive fashion.
The actions and motivations of the patriarchs, matriarchs and other biblical figures are probed with an eye towards determining the lessons to be learned from the lives of these great personalities.
A clear distinction is made between pshat (straightforward literal meaning) and Midrash (rabbinical exegesis) as both of these approaches to biblical text are carefully defined and applied.
Finally, thought-provoking connections are raised between the eternal Torah narrative and critical issues of our time. Each study is thus constructed to encourage continued discussion and study of the Torah narrative.
- 1772 Pages
- Adds depth to the reading of the weekly Parsha (Torah portion)
Unlocking the Torah Text – Five Volume Set
With a rabbinic ordination from Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University, Rabbi Goldin also earned a B.S. in Psychology and Masters of Arts in Jewish education from the same university. He currently serves as spiritual leader of Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood, New Jersey, and is the founding director and lecturer at The Eve Flechner Torah Institute – a Torah study center serving the Bergen County community.
He teaches Bible and Philosophy at Yeshiva University and has lectured extensively, across the globe, on subjects of Jewish interest. Serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America; Rabbi Goldin also dedicates his time to the rabbinic cabinets of UJA and Israel Bonds.