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. This first volume in the five-volume series includes several concise essays for each parasha of Bereshit.
“…an intellectual and philosophical journey through the underpinnings of our faith and the origins of our people…challenging, thought-provoking, and relevant. Rabbi Sacks has a unique ability to impart to his audience an authentic appreciation for the breadth and depth of the wisdom of our Torah.” - Rabbi Steven Weil, Executive Vice President, Orthodox Union
“[Rabbi Sacks’] gift to his readers is his lucid explanations that make use of stories from the Jewish tradition, scholarly explanations, and his personal philosophies in a humane and kind tone that illustrates his intense love and knowledge of his topic and his deep respect for the reader…a fresh look at the text and an original contribution to the ongoing conversation of our tradition.”- --Jewish Book World