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The Book of Genesis with Commentary

The Book of Genesis with Commentary

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The Book of Genesis with Commentary and Insights from 500 Sages and Mystics

Main Edition

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The Book of Genesis 
With Commentary and Insights by 500 Sages and Mystics
1 Volume Edition
Hardcover | 736 Pages
Written by: Yanki Tauber
Illustrated by: Baruch Gorkin
Published by: Open Book Press

dition of the first book of the Bible features a new foundational translation, an anthology of commentaries representing the full spectrum of Jewish learning through the ages, and an abundance of illustrations, maps, and infographics.

The entire body of Jewish teaching, encompassing hundreds of thousands of works over a period of 3,300 years, derives from the Torah. Never before has the English reader been given access to the full range of this wealth of moral, legal, philosophical, mystical, and psychological wisdom and guidance.

Fullness of experience

The 3,325 citations and readings that comprise the commentary are culled from more than 500 unique sources, representing every time-period and genre of Torah 

Key features


A new English translation that offers direct access to the core meaning of the biblical text, capturing the depth and versatility of the Hebrew original and its multiple meanings and evocations.


A biblical dictionary presenting alternate meanings and interpretations of the text by hundreds of biblical commentaries, affording the reader a view into the inner workings of biblical exegesis.


An anthology of commentaries that is true to the dictum that “there are seventy faces to the Torah,” as it represents the full spectrum of the classical expounders of Torah, and encompasses all the major ideas and perspectives in Judaism.


A plethora of charts, diagrams, maps, and illustrations elucidate complex ideas and structures in the narrative and the commentaries.


Midrashic texts appended to each Torah section enrich the reader’s experience and broaden their understanding of the biblical narrative.


The mystical teachings of Kabbalah and Hasidism, often called the “soul of Torah,” are well represented in the commentaries and overviews

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