Israel Mattuck was one of the three "M"s who shaped Liberal Judaism in the UK (alongside Claude Montefiore and Lily Montagu). Arriving from the USA in 1912, he established himself over the next 40 years as one of the leading preachers of his generation.
A new commentary and translation of the Chumash, presenting the Torah as “a guide to your inner self which…can illuminate every possible human experience.” Its distillation of rabbinic teachings includes “Kabbalah Bites.”
Rabbi Aryeh Leib(Lionel) Broder addresses the question of why does God allow cruelty in the world and other hot topics in his examination of biblical stories, from Joab’s conquest of Jerusalem to the tragic naivety of the last king of Judah, Zedekiah.
Joel S Kaminsky, Joel N Lohr
Beginner's Guides One World, £9.99
A brief guide to the Five Books of Moses by two American professors, looking at religious and academic approaches. An unusual feature is that it also gives examples of the use of the text by Christianity.