Torah for Teens: Grow­ing Up Spir­i­tu­al­ly with the Week­ly Sidrah

Jef­frey M. Cohen; Chief Rab­bi Sir Jonathan Sacks, fwd.
  • Review
By – January 16, 2012
This col­lec­tion of week­ly Torah por­tions will help teen read­ers great­ly with their bar and bat mitz­vah por­tions. The book is well orga­nized by Torah chap­ters in clear under­stand­able sec­tions so that the stu­dent will be able to give a Torah mes­sage with his or her bat or bar mitz­vah speech. Accord­ing to the intro­duc­tion by Chief Rab­bi Sir Jonathan Sacks, it is also about read­ers of all ages lead­ing a life based on the Torah’s val­ues and teach­ings, as they receive reli­gious guid­ance and ways to deep­en their Jew­ish iden­ti­ty.” Although Rab­bi Cohen, the author, is Ortho­dox, his reflec­tions are time­ly and based on a whole range of Jew­ish expe­ri­ences,” so this book will work for all branch­es of Judaism. The book con­tains a glos­sary and an index, is easy to read, and is high­ly rec­om­mend­ed for ages 12-up
Andrea David­son is the librar­i­an of The Tem­ple-Tifer­eth Israel in Beach­wood, Ohio. She holds an M.L.S. from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan and is a for­mer mem­ber of the Syd­ney Tay­lor Book Awards Com­mit­tee. She enjoys try­ing out the books she reviews on the kids at the Tem­ple and on her grandchildren.

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