The Language of Truth The Torah Commentary of the Sefat Emet

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  • Judah A. Alter (author)
  • Arthur Green (translator)
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About the Book

One of the leading scholars of Hasidism and modern Jewish theology has brought together and translated a wide selection of the Torah teachings of the Sefat Emet—one of the last great masters of Polish Hasidism. Green’s personal insightful commentary on the words of the Sefat Emet create a remarkable work of Jewish scholarship, bringing the teaching of this insightful master to a wide audience.


Recommended…for all libraries (congregational, school, or seminary/university) that attempt to reach out to the spiritually inquiring Jewish adult.

—AJL Newsletter

Judah A. Alter

Arthur Green

Arthur Green (PH. D. Brandeis University, 1975) Director of Hebrew College’s Rabbinical School, is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent authorities on Jewish thought and spirituality. In addition to his Rabbinical School role, he is Irving Brudnick Professor of Philosophy and Religion and is Professor Emeritus at Brandeis University. Previously, he taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where he served as dean and president from 1984 to 1993. A prolific author, his most recent books are Radical Judaism (Yale, 2009) and a revised edition of his Jewish vocabulary These Are the Words (Jewish Lights, 2012).

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