No book in the history of mankind has had as widespread and profound an
influence as the Jewish Bible, the Tanach. But the study of Torah
raises many philosophical questions, seen in the vast number of
commentaries that exist. When should Torah be understood literally and
when allegorically? What is the difference between the "Mishna Torah"
of Devarim and the rest of the Chumash? How does Moshe's prophecy
differ with that of the later prophets? Analyzing the commentaries of
such Torah giants as the Saadya Gaon, the Rambam, Rabbi Shimshon Rafoel
Hirsch, the Malbim and others, Rabbi Wein pieces together some of the
puzzles within this awesome "book of books."