Author Lecture Series: Garfinkel
June 16, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sponsored by The Foundation of the Wilf Campus
RABBI ELI L. GARFINKEL
The JPS Jewish Heritage Torah Commentary
Wednesday, June 16, 6:00 PM
Rabbi Eli L. Garfinkel is the spiritual leader of Temple Beth El in Somerset, NJ. In addition to his new book, The JPS Jewish Heritage Torah Commentary (JPS, 2021), he also authored three popular summer camp commentaries that are used in the Ramah camps.
The JPS Jewish Heritage Torah Commentary shows Jews of all ages and backgrounds that the Jewish people’s most significant book is not dusty and irrelevant but an eternally sacred text wholly pertinent to our lives. After briefly summarizing a Torah portion, the commentary orbits that portion through four central pillars of Jewish life—the Torah (Torat Yisrael), the land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael), the Jewish people (Am Yisrael), and Jewish thought (Mahshevet Yisrael)—illuminating how the four intersect and enrich one another.
The Alexander Joseph Kaufman Author Series is dedicated by Sherryl and Michael Kaufman in memory of Michael’s younger brother, Alexander. Click here to learn more.