Many of the past commentaries of Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, published weekly as “The Person in the Parsha” on the CCJN website for the past four years, are being released as part of a new book being issued by the Orthodox Union Press, published in conjunction with Maggid Books. The Person in the Parsha: Discovering the Human Element in the Weekly Torah Portion, offers a compilation of Weinreb’s essays.
Weinreb, the executive vice president emeritus of the OU, served as both a longtime community rabbi and as a trained psychotherapist.
His unique and fresh perspectives have made the commentaries he writes for the CCJN on the weekly parshas very informative and educational. Weinreb frequently draws upon the personalities of the Torah text as well as those people he has met during the course of his long and storied career.
“Based on his encyclopedic knowledge of Torah sources, as well as his knowledge of general literature and decades of experience as a counselor, Rabbi Weinreb skillfully uses the weekly Torah portion as a wellspring of guidance for daily life—its challenges, struggles, and joys alike,” the OU press stated in its annonuncement.
OU Press, the publishing division of the Orthodox Union, publishes the works by today’s leading Jewish thinkers. In addition to The Person in the Parasha, OU Press publications on the weekly Torah portion include Rabbi Norman Lamm’s Derashot Ledorot: A Commentary for the Ages, containing selected sermons from a master of the genre, and Covenant and Conversation, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ inspired and inspiring reading of the Torah.
The suggested retail cost of the book is $29.95. However, using this link, the cost of the book on the OU website is $25.50.