Rising Moon: Unraveling the Book of Ruth By Rabbi Moshe Miller

Rising Moon: Unraveling the Book of Ruth By Rabbi Moshe Miller

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In Rising Moon, Moshe Miller has written a profound meditation on the Book of Ruth, shot through with fresh insights and arresting interpretations. A bold, original and deeply thought-provoking work. — Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, zt"l

What a book! ... With incredible courage and knowledge, R. Miller is not afraid to speak of Judaism as the ultimate religion of love. Social love of the stranger and the widow, familial love of mother-in-law, daughter-in-law, and relatives, but above all, this exciting book focuses on the relationship of lovers. — Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi

[Rising Moon is] vastly original, enormously brilliant and beautifully written [as it] unveils the soul of Ruth. Greatly insightful and suffused with rabbinic scholarship, this book will give the reader an understanding of the divinity inherent in the works of the Bible. — Rabbi Berel Wein

Rabbi Moshe Miller’s commentary on Ruth is creative and absorbing at virtually every turn. It combines many virtues: intellectual power, erudition, psychological and philosophical insight, and sensitivity to nuances of language and character. — Dr. David Shatz

Ruth, a princess of Moab, leaves her homeland after suffering terrible losses to become the mother of the royal house of Israel. Now, in a revolutionary reading of this immortal tale, Moshe Miller provides an entirely new perspective on this beloved story.

Beneath the simple surface of this story, the Sages trace a web of primal issues, including the Serpent in the Garden of Eden; the jealousy of Cain; the painful break between Abraham and Lot; and the mystery that is the mitzvah of yibum. The fiber that binds together all these issues is love. Love is the key to this story, which culminates in the unique love of Ruth and Boaz, the ancestors of the once and future king, David, whose very name means love!