🌄 HERE IS OUR SHAVUOT SALE🌄
25% off on all our Torah titles (preorders too) & free US shipping!
Includes a recent Jewish Book Award winner… and also many of the books you can read about in our parsha series!
We’ll thread a bit…
(If you are wondering about our Pride sale, we’re also going to have one like last year, but it will launch after Shavuot. 😺 A very festive time!)
#TorahInATimeOfPlague edited by Erin Leib Smokler now comes with the Jewish Book Award stamp on the cover 😻
All the history, theology, personal and scholarly reflections on TORAH + PLAGUE ⤵️
The Torah is often considered a document by and about men. But women have been there at the dawn of Jewish history, and since then, as spiritual leaders of many kinds.
Jill Hammer and Taya Shere write about The Hebrew Priestess, richly sourced:
Would you like a book for the young readers in your home that brings each week’s Torah portion up close?
An Angel Called Truth & Other Tales from the Torah retells classic stories from kids’ point of view –
We had an earlier thread specifically about this book, with excerpts, illustrations & more –
We also have books really quite not for children.
The Comic Torah: Reimagining the Very Good Book by Aaron Freeman and Sharon Rosenzweig does not shy away from the blood, the gore and the sex in the original 🙀
Truly a GRAPHIC novel
Here is a relatively more all-ages excerpt, but no less provocative!
Would you like poems? Would you like parsha poems?
We have some, with more in the works!
Sue Swartz tackles the emotional arcs of the five books of Moses –
I always feel fond of reading nuclear anything into the Bible, so here is a small excerpt featuring the priests…
(We’ve posted quite a few more excerpts from this book & you can find them by carefully searching our parsha threads!)
We are probably one of the foremost publishers of Torah poetry (and now we are also venturing into Talmudic poetry), so let’s take a look at some more –
Abe Mezrich writes poetic midrash on the parsha, with two volumes now available & a 3rd coming!
Here is the other volume:
You have one about sacred space, one about sacred community, and the third will be about bricks.
(okay, not JUST about bricks)
For something very different, Isidore Century writes about the parsha and about New York Jewish life, sometimes simultaneously!
Coffee & bagels are involved. Yes, in the books of Moses. What would Mother say?
(We all know what Mother would say)
We also have serious books. Yes, we do.
Wrestling Jacob is one of those awesome backlist finds. This book exists & no one told me? (Here I am telling you!)
An intensely psychological take on Jacob & his family, with in-depth textual analysis –
We actually want to post a new excerpt from this one soon, but we’ve had some already… Here is something about who Jacob REALLY fights when he fights the angel.
(I can’t believe that was in the Bible! And in the absolutely plain sense meaning of the text!)
Another book that gives you that sense of discovery about what’s REALLY in the Bible is Esau’s Blessing from Ora Horn Prouser!
It takes a look at the disabled people in the Torah (and there are many of them)
Here we had a thread about Esau, and his extremely relatable struggles with leaving his hunting equipment at home.
I also must add this from the Psalms (ok, the Psalms were not given at Mount Sinai, but!) –
If you’re interested in something mystical, but at the same time want to do something… you can quite literally WALK through the Torah with Rabbi Shefa Gold –
This book presents the Torah – divided up into each weekly portion – as a spiritual journey that you yourself can take.
Every parsha has a challenge and a blessing… and yes, there are exercises!
Find your inner priest, it comes with cool clothing –
Torah can be greatly enjoyed in company.
If you’re looking for something to be discussed around the Shabbat table all year, you can try this book of matched Torah / Mishnah / Gemara tidbits!
Here is an interesting detail from Genesis –
Sometimes you want what you can’t have.
Here is the Book of Genesis without the letter E!
This only makes it more interesting…
“a lipogram — a text that avoids a particular letter — offers the virtues of discipine and restraint.”
Yes, but how do you say “Let there be light?”
(Click through and it’s actually on the book’s profile page)
However, sometimes what you want to have might already be at your fingertips.
We have not one, but two books about bibliodrama –
Explore the Bible by acting it out! 📖 🙀😽😼😻
And to finish the thread, we also have a Bible-themed preorder.
Noted Jewish atheist Lawrence Bush examines the parsha in American Torah Toons 2 – with both commentary and art!
Here is our announcement thread, with an excerpt – and some LSD…
We guarantee that the books will not arrive before the holiday, thereby not disturbing your cheesecake preparation.
(But you will get them soon after, and Torah learning never ends… 😽 )
Because we started this sale relatively close to the holiday, it will be open for about a week, and then we can do our Pride sale too 😺
Originally tweeted by Ben Yehuda Press | Shavuot sale pinned! (@BenYehudaPress) on June 2, 2022.