Bible Dynamics Exodus Contemporary Torah Commentary Shemot Evolving Personalities and Ideas
by Pinchas Polonsky (Author), Betzalel Shandelman (Translator) Based on the teachings of Rabbi Y. L. Ashkenazi Manitou, Rabbi Kook and others
The Bible Dynamics commentary is a unique interpretation of the Torah, with an emphasis on demonstrating how personalities and ideas constantly evolve.
Biblical personalities are traditionally perceived as larger-than-life, heroic figures, who surmount incredible obstacles to advance the world. And yet, little emphasis is placed on their own personal development. But according to the centuries-old Kabbalistic tradition revealed in our times by Rabbi Y. L. Ashkenazi (Manitou), the heroes of the Torah are evolving personalities who undergo profound change over the course of their lives, while acquiring new ideas and personal qualities through their ongoing dialogue with God.
In volume 2 we present a number of fundamentally new ideas:
•Moses’s dual identity as both Jew and Egyptian, and his internal conflict in reconciling those two personalities.
•Why Moses’s exile to Midian was essential for his personal development and growth.
•The evolution of Moses’s personality in the course of the Exodus, from his refusal to be a leader to the people, and his unwillingness to circumcise his son, to his insistence after the incident of the golden calf that God must not replace Israel with another nation.
•Two Temples under one roof: “Moses’s Temple” and “Aaron’s Temple,” and the conceptual differences between them. A new approach to the relationship between Judaism and Christianity, and the universal mission of the Jewish people with respect to mankind.
•The two accounts of the giving of the Torah at Sinai, and an itemized comparison of their similarities and differences.
Further details about the project can be found on the site: https://www.pinchaspolonsky.org/en/