Torah (JPSA) 01: Genesis

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(4.3 stars; 36 reviews)

The first book of the Pentateuch - Genesis. Presented according to weekly parshah.

Praised are You, Adonai, Our G-d, ruler of the Universe, who has made us holy with commandments and commanded us to engage in the study of Torah.
(Summary by Linette Geisel and traditional prayer) Parshat descriptions provided by Wikipedia. (4 hr 3 min)


(5 stars)

I like how the recordings are divided into the weekly Torah portions. It makes it easy to listen to weekly!

(5 stars)

Well, now this just makes Exodus even more confusing!

Not the modern version

(2 stars)

Be advised: This is the 1917 translation published by the Jewish Publication Society, which was based on now-century-old exegetical principles and Biblical scholarship, and retains stylistic archaisms that date back to the King James version: in particular, the rendering of the Hebrew particle “waw” [vav] invariably as “and.” “Waw” can also be translated as “but”, “now”, “hence”, “therefore”, or other shades of meaning untranslatable into English. The JPS published a completely de novo translation of the Torah in the 1970s that essentially supersedes the 1917 version; and even the newer translation is now in need of revision as Biblical scholarship and archeology have advanced since its publication.