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Bringing the Prophets to Life

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In Bringing the Prophets to Life, Rabbi Neil Winkler off ers us a masterful source of inspiration and insight into the early prophets. He shows us that in order to understand the vital messages of the stories, we must go beyond a simple translation of the text and identify the themes of the stories, as well as the struggles and challenges that faced the outstanding persona ...more
Hardcover, 193 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Gefen Publishing House
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Seth Isenberg
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Rabbi Winkler's work is ostensibly aimed at educators, but don't let that stop a layperson from reading it. As someone with a typical Modern Orthodox yeshiva education (K-12 and a year post-high school), I definitely feel the lack of "Nach" (Prophets and Writings) in my education, apart from a few very interesting classes. Rabbi Winkler combines the teachings of popular Torah scholars old and modern, and synthesizes them with his own insights to tell the story in a context that is missing from a ...more
Really interesting companion guide to Nevi'im Rishonim. I say companion guide because this book is not for someone who hasn't learned the relevant nevi'im in the past few years (or at least someone who remembers them well). Many events from these books are referred to, but not explained.

(In the introduction, Rabbi Winkler says that this is not only a book for educators, implying I guess that it's primarily a book for educators, which I guess explains the style of the book; we would expect someo
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