By Divine Design
Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin, author of "Letters of Light" (a chapter-by-chapter study of each of the 22 letters), takes his lifelong love of Alef-Bet and graphic design to the next level in By Divine Design. He analyzes the contextual anomalies; cites midrashic and talmudic source texts; and peppers the parshios with warm Hasidic stories and insights that bring the letters` inner meanings to light. This is not just another book on the parshah. Lay-readers of the weekly Torah portion will appreciate the book`s simple writing style and unusual mystical insights; scholars and lecturers of all stripes will find the book to be a rich resource for their weekly drash. Its stories and jokes are infinitely quote-able, and its arguments well-annotated with numerous cross-references to source materials. "By Divine Design" is a book that you will return to again and again. Of that there is no mistake.