How This Book Can Be Used

This book can be used for personal reading and reflection, as the basis for family discussions, as a text for an ongoing class, as a resource on individual topics and themes, or as a “performance” of Torah highlights on Shavuot and other occasions. However you use it, you will enjoy a real taste of the Torah.

Personal Reading and Reflection: You will find this an interesting read – with a non-conventional perspective – whether you read it straight through or take a few minutes each day to read and reflect on the commentary and questions for one or two verses.

Family Discussions: You can read a verse at your Shabbat dinner table and initiate a discussion of the commentary and questions discussing that verse.

Classes for Adults and Teens: You can use this book as a text for a course on the memorable episodes and teachings of the Torah.

Resource: You can use this book as a resource, in conjunction with traditional commentaries, for increasing your understanding of the Torah of for preparing your own d’var torah.

Performance:
On Shavuot or other occasions, you can use the verses by themselves as a summary of the highlights of the Torah: Each person in the room reads one verse – with a brief pause after each verse, but without any discussion – and this is repeated until all 148 verses have been recited (about 35 minutes), after which a discussion can take place.