One who strives to learn the simple meaning of Tanakh, if he is to do his job faithfully, must make use of his imagination and discerning eye. With God's help, he finds himself astounded by his discoveries no less than an archaeologist uncovering evidence of lost civilizations. He follows in the footsteps of our ancestors, observes their ways, listens to their words, until he feels he is standing face to face with them.
This book offers innovative peshat-oriented insights into the book of Genesis and the first half of Exodus. Writing in the spirit of the Rashbam's exegesis, the author sheds light on many issues, especially obscure passages connected to the patriarchs. The book is the fruit of the collaboration of Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin and his son, Rabbi Eitam Henkin hy"d. These two scions of a great rabbinic dynasty were connected by bonds of love and Torah.