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  1. Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle with the Torah
    Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle with the Torah
    Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle with the Torah
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  2. Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle with the Torah

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Announcing a smart, daring, original new take on the Torah. Imagine: 54 leading young Jewish writers, artists, photographers, screenwriters, architects, actors, musicians, and graphic artists grappling with the first five books of the Bible and giving new meaning to the 54 Torah portions that are traditionally read over the course of a year. From the foundational stories of Genesis and Exodus to the legalistic minutiae of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, Unscrolled is a reinterpreting, a reimagining, a creative and eclectic celebration of the Jewish Bible.

Here’s a graphic-novel version of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, by Rebecca Odes and Sam Lipsyte. Lost creator Damon Lindelof writing about Abraham’s decision to sacrifice his son. Here’s Sloane Crosley bringing Pharaoh into the 21st century, where he’s checking out “boils,” “lice,” and “plague of frogs” on WebMD. Plus there’s Joshua Foer, Aimee Bender, A. J. Jacobs, David Auburn, Jill Soloway, Ben Greenman, Josh Radnor, Adam Mansbach, and more.

Edited by Roger Bennett, a founder of Reboot, a network of young Jewish creatives and intellectuals, Unscrolled is a gathering of brilliant, diverse voices that will speak to anyone interested in Jewish thought and identity―and, with its singular design and use of color throughout, the perfect bar and bat mitzvah gift. First it presents a synopsis of the Torah portion, written by Bennett, and then the story is reinterpreted, in forms that range from the aforementioned graphic novel to transcripts, stories, poems, memoirs, letters, plays, infographics, monologues―each designed to give the reader a fresh new take on some of the oldest, wisest, and occasionally weirdest stories of the Western world, while inspiring new ideas about the Bible and its meaning, value, and place in our lives.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Watch the video on the books' website before buying this - a disproportional panel of heretics whining arrogantly about their religious-disbelief in a queenish intonation.

It would be much more interesting if they actually studied bible commentary instead of blindly mocking the rulings ignorantly with a Godlike-ego - one of them actually has the audacity to reveal that they didn't read the bible upon which they mock; their comment stated assumptively that "nobody actually reads [the bible]"

Ancient scholars dedicated their lives to studying the bible; now 54 unlearned "writers & artists" come along without any substantial education on the matter, and they are certain they know better because the bible is illogical to them. It is like claiming to disprove Einstein because you can't comprehend how energy equals mass times the speed of light squared.
What a profound disappointment!

This commentary includes many narcissistic contributions from writers who seem to truly believe that appending a photo of santitizing underwear and repeatedly pronouncing "muf**ker* to a parasha elevates their perceptions to the level of Torah commentary.

A sad effort at cleverness--and certainly not, as one of the blurbs on the back cover suggests, an "ideal gift."
This book was disappointing to me, perhaps because I expected too much. I expected these modern authors to provide insights or modern interpretations of the biblical passages. There were very few examples of this. Most of the authors simply tried to do clever takeoffs of the bible stories. Some succeeded and some did not.
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