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URJ Books And Music :: Holidays :: Shavuot :: Ruth: A Modern Commentary

Ruth: A Modern Commentary
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ISBN: 807408492

Ruth: A Modern Commentary

Edited and translated by Leonard S. Kravitz and Kerry M. Olitzky

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A chronicle of loss and despair, love, romance, and hope, the Book of Ruth includes themes and lessons applicable to the lives of contemporary readers: rebuilding a life after extreme loss; conversion to Judaism; women's roles, sexuality and legal status; finding love again; and more. This work incorporates interpretations from the Targum, Rashi, and Ibn Ezra, as well as scholarly and contemporary sources, to create an engaging and accessible modern commentary on this ancient text.


Olitzky, Kerry

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Each volume in this collection is designed for the reader to learn on their own, in a small study group, or within a classroom setting.

Leonard S. Kravitz and Kerry M. Olitzky have perfected their signature style of presenting information: so each volume includes the Hebrew text with English translation, commentary, questions for discussion, and additional resources. Designed for learners age 13 - adult, the Kravitz and Olitzky series has been used in Hebrew high school, rabbinic school, day schools, and camps.

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