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A Fine Blend of Scholarly & Popular Jewish Books

Welcome to Kodesh Press

A Fine Blend of Scholarly & Popular Jewish Books

Reviews of 'Keys to the Palace'

“an original and refreshing approach to Torah and Tanach study”

Originally Reviewed by Ben Rothke in Jewish Press (August 23, 2018) The notion of applying academic Bible scholarship to Tanach is enough to give many people palpitations. Some may even think that its but one step away from embracing the documentary hypothesis of other forms of heresy. In Keys to the Palace: Exploring the Religious Value of Reading Tanakh, […]

The Tension that Is Tanakh

The Tension that Is Tanakh Review by Yaakov Beasley. Originally published at Lehraus.   “Just as a bride is bedecked with twenty-four ornaments, so too a scholar is bedecked with (knowledge of) the twenty-four books of the Tanakh” – Rashi, Exodus 31:18. Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrkanus warned his students, “hold back your children from ‘’higayon’” […]

“R. Angel has done us a tremendous service”

Book Review: Keys to the Palace, by Rabbi Hayyim Angel Review by Mitchell First. This review originally appeared in New Jersey Jewish Link In my youth, I was greatly influenced by the Daat Mikra edition of Tanach, published by Mossad HaRav Kook. One of its main contributions was to take the best of modern scholarship and incorporate […]

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