From Context to Text


Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Ismar Schorsch

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Publications; Bible; Jewish Text; Jewish Content

Type: Speech

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.'