The Five Books of Moses, with Readings from the Prophets (Haftarah Cycle) and Introductions
The Jewish Audio Bible is a masterful delivery of the Kol Menachem Chumash (Gutnick Edition) - a much loved, best-selling translation of the Five Books of Moses, with readings from the Prophets (Haftarah cycle). The Jewish Audio Bible skillfully weaves classic Rabbinic interpretations into the translation, offering a timeless perception of the sacred text's multiple layers. Enjoy hours of inspirational learning, with this soul-stirring audio presentation by one of America's most talented voice artists.
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Dan Leonard's voice is nice.
This translation uses very colloquial,common English I guess the reason for that was to make it more understandable to someone with a second grade vocabulary or has some sort of cognition defect. So it seems a little comical that G-d would say thinks like "get going!" I guess I am used to the torah being translated with archaic words like "Thou, art, hast. etc." This translation does abolish that sort of thing. The very basic vocab made the text tedious and repetitive. I would also have gotten rid of the advertising too!
I had never really read the whole Torah before and I was able to get through it with this audiobook but....it wan't easy. It was like forcing my self to finish the vegetables on my plate.
As an Orthodox Jew, I expected better. Cheesy elevator music between each chapter along with a narrator that often uses an immature "angry" voice for the voice of G-d completely ruined it for me. Why can't he just read the Torah in a mono-tone voice? That's all I wanted. No music needed. No acting needed.
Yes, I am serious.
Ok, so, for waterer reasons we are used to seeing "in loving memory of..." at hospitals and museums. We got used to hearing "This program is brought to you by the _____ foundation", and that is fine and all but, THE BIBLE? THIS PEOPLE HAVE ADDED ADVERTISEMENTS TO THE BIBLE?
Sorry, I just could not take it, I deleted it.
I particularly like that the sections are in very easy English. The musical breaks between sections make it very pleasant to listen to. I'm really enjoying my purchase.
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