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The Tools & Method of Torah Investigation

Color War

by Rabbi Jonathan Taub

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Why are both of Yaakov's mortal enemies (Lavan and Esav) named after colors? The question is even more significant in light of the fact that these are the only people in the whole of Tanach whose names are colors!"

In this unique work, famed Jerusalem teacher Rabbi Jonathan Taub leads us on a fascinating 'Torah Investigation' of some of the more prominent personalities of the Chumash. Furthermore, this remarkable volume does much more: Using the lives of Yaakov, Lavan and Esav as a backdrop, it lays out a classic yet modern method for the study of Torah. Principles of learning Chumash are clearly outlined and elucidated along the way. Written for beginners and scholars, students and teachers, this enjoyable 'detective story' will forever change the way we learn.

About the Author:
Rabbi Jonathan Taub was born and raised in London, England, and holds a masters degree from Cambridge University. He learned in the Mir Yeshivah and in the Kollel of Yeshivas Merkaz HaTorah, and has been teaching in yeshivot and seminaries in Israel for over twenty-five years. Rabbi Taub was one the founding staff members of Yeshivas MachonYaakov, where he currently teaches. He is the co-author of "The Malbim Haggadah" and the author of "The Malbim Esther." Noted for his energy and excitement in teaching Torah, he is a popular lecturer worldwide. He lives in Har Nof, Jerusalem with his wife and family.

From the Approbations:
"May your wellsprings [of Torah] continue to flow, as they are a great service to the community."
— HaRav Moshe Sternbuch 'Raavad' of Badatz EidaCharedis

"...filled with rare insight and creativity ...entertaining to read and thought-provoking in the extreme..."
— Rav Berel Wein, Rav Beit Knesset HaNassi, Jerusalem/ Director, Destiny Foundation

"...creative, authentic, and impressive... the epitome of 'old wine in a new container.'"
— Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Executive V. P. Emeritus of the OU


  • ITEM #: 7183
  • Dimensions: 6" X 9"
  • ISBN: 978-1-937887-47-6
  • Weight: 1.2500 lbs
  • Binding: Hard Cover / 256 pages
  • Published by: Distributed by Feldheim

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