- The Jewish Press: Eli Berger
“Is the Good Book Bad? is a great primer for anyone looking to explore some of the deeper moral quandaries of Judaism…” Read more on the Jewish Press’ website.
- Rabbinic Review: Rabbi Dr. Yitzchok Breitowitz
This is a very important book addressing some very important questions. Judaism posits a G-d that is moral, good, compassionate and just, and we are commanded to emulate those qualities. And yet at first glance there seems to be much in the Torah that contradicts these values. Rabbi Michoel Stern has taken on the daunting task of addressing this conundrum. The reader may or may not agree with all of his answers, but there is […]
- Rabbinic Review: Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz
This book attempts to answer many of the challenges raised in the modern mind by Torah values. In truth, these questions arise only because we inhabit a paradigm that is foreign to Torah. Nevertheless, answers should be given where that is possible. The answers given here will appeal more to those who are within the Torah world than those outside; but despite that there is a lot to think about here. Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz
- Video: Rabbi Dovid Orlofksy
Is the Good Book Bad? was recently highlighted on Rabbi Dovid Orlovsky‘s weekly video podcast, “The Rabbi Orlofsky Show.” Born on Long Island, Rabbi Orlovsky directed the region’s NCSY program for nine years before moving to Israel, where he has continued his work in Jewish education and outreach. His web site offers both live and recorded classes on many Jewish topics.
- Haskama: Rabbi Zev Leff
Dear Friends, I have read portions of the book “Is the Good Book Bad?” by Michel Stern. The book, as its subtitle relates, is “A traditional Jewish response to the moral indictments of the Bible.” Our sages enjoin us “to know how to answer the heretic” many times. This is not in order to convince the heretic, as people are often blinded by their subjective positions and not open to discussion, persuasion, or proofs. Rather, […]