the house of twenty thousand books

For thousands of years, Jewish communal life has been organized around the spoken and written word.Virtually every aspect of behavior, both public and private, virtually every form of thought, every interaction–with kin, with country, with the earth, with the cosmos–was determined by the Holy Books, by an extraordinary body of commentaries, and by rabbinic musings and responses to those musings.

  • The House of Twenty Thousand Books by Sasha Abramsky

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