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December 26, 2006

Robert Avrech likes The Tanakh Companion: The Book of Samuel

Robert Avrech reviews the YCT Tanakh Companion. Key quote:
Every single one of the thirteen essays in this book is a finely-cut gem.... I highly recommend this volume as a valuable addition to your Torah library.
We're glad to see he picked up on the following:
The text from the Book of Samuel is presented in English and in Hebrew. This is an invaluable and thoughtful graphic design too often overlooked by some of our, ahem, more religious publishers, guaranteeing a wider readership for this worthy volume.

Posted by yudel at 5:03 AM

December 15, 2006

JM in the AM on YCT Tanakh Companion

For those outside the range of New Jersey's WFMU, JM in the AM, the morning Jewish music radio show hosted by Nachum Segal. We're not regular listeners, but this morning our sister-in-law called excitedly: The DJ had mentioned Ben Yehuda Press! Fortunately, JM in the AM archives its broadcast, and sure enough, at about 116 minutes into this morning's broadcast, guest DJ Meir Weingarten starts talking about great new books... and one of them is our YCT Tanakh Companion! Here's what he had to say:
“A great book, in-depth and with a Torah perspective.... Riveting... Fascinating...”
For the full review... power up your Real Audio player, click here and wait for minute 116.

Posted by yudel at 11:15 PM

December 1, 2006

Rosenblum’s World of Judaica recommends Tanakh Companion for Jewish Book Month

In honor of Jewish Book Month, Chicago's JUF News went to Rosenblum's World of Judaica to get a list of recommendations. We're proud to have made the cut:
Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Tanakh Companion: The Book of Samuel (Ben Yehuda Press). This compilation includes lectures delivered by a group of modern, liberal-minded scholars within the Orthodox community on the Book of Samuel, under the auspices of Rabbi Avraham Weiss’s new yeshiva called Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School.

Posted by yudel at 6:13 PM