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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

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Publications; Bible; Jewish Text; Jewish Content

Type: Speech

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

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.'