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When An Introductory Essay Becomes An Intellectual Tour De Force

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All the above comes from an essay that, far from being a mere introduction to a holiday prayer book, is a thematic and theological entrée to the very essence of Passover.

Rabbi Sacks is soon to retire from his post as British chief rabbi. Surely it will take a team of rabbis to replace him. No one, however, is likely to supplant the force and power of his literary legacy.

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About the Author: Alan Jay Gerber, a prolific book reviewer, is a life member of the Association of Orthodox Jewish Teachers. He teaches history at Brooklyn’s Yeshiva Derech HaTorah High School.


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