About the Book
The second volume in the JPS Daily Inspiration series, A Year With The Sages invites readers to spend a year with the words, ideas, and inspiration of the Sages, as seen through meditations on each of the 54 weekly Torah portions as well as on the Jewish holidays.
The masterful teachings of the Sages, the great rabbinic leaders from the time of Ezra until the conclusion of the Babylonian Talmud, are recorded in the Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmuds, the Mishnah, the Tosefta, and the Tannaitic Midrashim. Their astute and judicious sayings and stories have profoundly transformed Judaism.
Here, Rabbi Reuven Hammer illuminates them by connecting them to the week’s Torah portion, offering reflective commentary on both the Torah and the Sages’ quotations, and sharing a personal story—all helping us to integrate the Sages’ great spiritual insights into our lives.