Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Bible In Brief II

The Jewish Press on the publication of the second volume of The Nach Yomi Companion by OU Press (my employer) (link):

How do you make the most popular book in history even more accessible? Many people own a Bible and even start reading it, but only a small percentage ever complete it. In a new book published by OU Press, Rabbi Jack Abramowitz, associate director of the Orthodox Union's Pepa and Rabbi Joseph Karasick Department of Synagogue Services, sets out to change that by paraphrasing the Bible in plain language.

In conjunction with the OU's Nach Yomi program of studying a chapter of Bible a day and its corresponding lectures on, Rabbi Abramowitz has composed brief summaries of every chapter in Nach (the Hebrew Bible, excluding the Five Books of Moses). His summaries bring the text to life, adding color and humor to sometimes obscure passages, along with frequent pop-culture references that serve to illustrate the scriptural messages...
Read the full article here: link. And see here for my review of the first volume, which applies equally to the second: link. Buy the books here: link.

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