From Context to Text
Publication Date: January 2008
Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry
Author(s): Ismar Schorsch
Series: The President's Study Forum on World Jewish Affairs, Series C 2004-2007, pp. 28-35.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Publications; Bible; Jewish Text; Jewish Content
Coverage: United States
The author conducted a survey which revealed that Jews are constantly producing new biblical commentaries. He argues that this points to a resurgence of the sanctity and centrality of the text. He states that American Jews are reverting to their traditional role as the 'people of the Book.'