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The Jewish Audio Bible | [Chaim Miller (translator)]

The Jewish Audio Bible

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.
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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.

©2009 Kol Menachem; (P)2009 Kol Menachem

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    Jacob NY 10-15-13
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    What disappointed you about The Jewish Audio Bible?

    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.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    dellstudio COLLEGEVILLE, PA, United States 05-26-12
    dellstudio COLLEGEVILLE, PA, United States 05-26-12 Member Since 2010

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    "The simpleton English diminished it."
    What did you like best about The Jewish Audio Bible? What did you like least?

    Dan Leonard's voice is nice.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    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!


    Have you listened to any of Dan Lenard’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Guys, this books has advertisment!!!"

    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.

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    RobLokkesmoe Carrollton, TX, United States 05-26-14
    RobLokkesmoe Carrollton, TX, United States 05-26-14 Member Since 2011
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    What made the experience of listening to The Jewish Audio Bible the most enjoyable?

    I was able to hear the closest modern English translation of the original Hebrew, with the correct pronunciations of names, cities and events. It's not like it varies tremendously from the "standard" bible. But it adds another layer that just doesn't come out in a traditional protestant or Catholic bible. If you really want to hear the true bible that is often called the Old Testament, get the Jewish Audio Bible. You will not regret it.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Hey Gentiles! Here's the real deal!


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    Kat Kay New Orleans, LA United States 10-27-10
    Kat Kay New Orleans, LA United States 10-27-10

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    "Easy to listen to and understand."

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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