Apr 20, 2021
70 Faces: Torah Poems
Posted by RachelBarenblat Elizabeth Adams

Each of the poems in Seventy Faces arose in conversation with the Five Books of Moses These poems interrogate, explore, and lovingly respond to Torah texts the uplifting parts alongside the passages which may challenge contemporary liberal theology Here are responses to the familiar tales of Genesis, the liberation story of Exodus, the priestly details of Leviticus, theEach of the poems in Seventy Faces arose in conversation with the Five Books of Moses These poems interrogate, explore, and lovingly respond to Torah texts the uplifting parts alongside the passages which may challenge contemporary liberal theology Here are responses to the familiar tales of Genesis, the liberation story of Exodus, the priestly details of Leviticus, the desert wisdom of Numbers, and the anticipation of Deuteronomy These poems balance feminism with respect for classical traditions of interpretation They enrich any re reading of the Bible, and will inspire readers to their own new responses to these familiar texts.

  • Title: 70 Faces: Torah Poems
  • Author: RachelBarenblat Elizabeth Adams
  • ISBN: 9780986690914
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Faces Torah Poems Each of the poems in Seventy Faces arose in conversation with the Five Books of Moses These poems interrogate explore and lovingly respond to Torah texts the uplifting parts alongside the passages w

    Rona

    Arranged to match the Torah portions weekly readings of the Jewish year Each poem goes to the author s reaction to that week s chosen text A central part of the Jewish tradition is reading through the entire Torah annually By reading the same text, year after year, new insights arise as our life changes, year by year Rabbi Berenblat captures her reactions to these texts in poems Some were very moving, some I found too disjointed.We read one poem a week, on Shabbat evening, to go with the portion [...]


    Catherine

    The Genesis of my childhood was a book filled with confusing stories about men and their actions, women barely a footnote, contradiction at every turn There seemed so little there I could relate to, and the things I was told to relate to were abstract and improbable and tried my logic, even as a child Every animal on earth in one boat Two by two Really Which is one of the reasons why I love these poems so much that they seize upon the abstract and the contradictions and the loopholes that Barenb [...]


    Dennis Fischman

    Rachel Barenblat and the Torah have written these poems together The Torah contributed a wealth of provocative material, organized into portions that Jews read one by one each week as the weeks tell the story of a full year Something in each portion touched Barenblat It might have been the central narrative or theme that week, but in good rabbinic fashion she might also have been struck by the tag end of the story, or a peculiar phrase, or the surprising way old texts seem to new, feminist eyes [...]


    Sheila

    disclaimer the author is a friend of mine I loved this Torah old testament poems that talk about Moses and Abrahamd the Internet and Birkenstocksd all the emotions that tie us to the people who lived and struggled and made mistakes and loved God and feared him across millennia.


    Marly Youmans

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