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By Henry A. Zoob

for lots of readers of the Bible, there are significant stumbling blocks to the joy of scripture: comprehension and relevancy. In a life of Genesis, Rabbi Zoob seeks to assist the reader conquer those hindrances. In transparent, logical prose, Rabbi Zoob explains the process the Covenant of Abraham in Genesis and the way each one significant player--Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah--has an effect at the improvement and continuity of the Covenant of Abraham. He solves the relevancy challenge via sharing tales from his existence which are hooked up to the patriarchal and matriarchal occasions and issues in every one past bankruptcy. for instance, following an research of the problem of infertility that Abraham and Sarah confronted, he tells the tale of the way he and his spouse Barbara struggled via 13 years of childlessness. And after the bankruptcy on how Jacob wrestled with the angel and the numerous demanding situations in his existence, Rabbi Zoob remembers his sibling struggles together with his brother and his wrestling with seasonal melancholy. Rabbi Zoob hopes that his use of this midrashic approach to find own insights will motivate the reader to do the same.

"Zoob's paintings is partially an enlightening research of the Covenant of Israel because it develops within the e-book of Genesis. but, its strength lies in his immersion into the narratives of Genesis which impel him to recollect and relive his personal existence trip while it calls for our personal self-reflection. His publication is chock packed with insights spawned by means of the Biblical characters in an effort to problem each glossy reader."
--Norman J. Cohen, Provost and Professor Emeritus of Midrash, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

"A life of Genesis is the fruit of a life of rabbinic studying. it truly is heartfelt, realized, inspiring and, exceptionally, clever. whereas many clergy have written autobiographies, to my wisdom, none have listed their lives via a ebook of the Bible. Zoob without difficulty shuttles among severe biblical scholarship and candid--even searing--reflections on his personal existence and rabbinic educating. the result's a compelling kaleidoscope of Jewish thought."
--Lawrence Kushner, Scholar-in-Residence, The Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco; former rabbi of Congregation Beth El, Sudbury, MA; writer of Kabbalah: A Love Story 

"This is a phenomenal booklet. It makes an unique and powerful argument for the importance of covenant in Genesis, and it's with no qualification the main sincere and entire autobiography of an American rabbi we own. Brilliantly, Rabbi Zoob hyperlinks those in a riveting research of Genesis and a desirable memoir."
--Marc Lee Raphael, Nathan and Sophia Gumenick Professor of Judaic experiences, the varsity of William and Mary; writer of Diary of a la Jew, 1947-1973: Autobiography as Autofiction

Rabbi Henry A. Zoob is the Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth David in Westwood, Massachusetts. He holds a BA from Harvard and was once ordained in 1967 on the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of faith. He earned a MA in Bible from Brandeis in 1987. he's the Founding Chair of the Rashi university, the Boston zone Reform Jewish self sufficient institution and served at the founding forums of the Gann Academy (a pluralistic Jewish highschool in Waltham, MA) and Mayyim Hayyim, residing Waters neighborhood Mikveh.

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