The Fire and the Cloud

The Fire and the Cloud: Contemporary Reflections on the Weekly Torah Reading


Book Description


In this beautiful and lucid translation of the popular Hebrew edition, Yoducha Rayonai, Rabbi David Bigman, rosh yeshivah of Yeshivat Ma'ale Gilboa, gives us a glimpse of his personal encounters with Tanach. These essays on the weekly Torah portions are based on Rabbi Bigman's Shabbat shiurim and were transcribed and adapted by a talented group of his students. Rabbi Bigman offers powerful, original insights into the parshiyot, inviting readers to participate with him in his creative involvement and interaction with the Torah. He inspires us to join him on a journey of discovering and uncovering the truths concealed in the revelations of the Torah, Prophets, and Writings and in so doing, to uncover the truths hidden in ourselves.

Book Review


Growing up, one of the things that my parents instilled in me is the respect of ALL religions.  They felt that unless you spend time studying them, you will never truly understand them. 

This book really opened my eyes to the beauty that exists within the Jewish religion.  Of course, I had known many of the stories since they exist in the Old Testament of the Bible.  However, it was interesting to see the interpretations that is put on them.

Not only are passages from the Torah and Rabbi Bingman’s interpretation of them included, but there are quotes from many quotes from many learned scholars from throughout history.

After reading this book, not only do I have a new found view of Judaism, but a new found view of modern Christianity as well.

In conjunction with the Wakela’s World Disclosure Statement, I received a product in order to enable my review. No other compensation has been received. My statements are an honest account of my experience with the brand. The opinions stated here are mine alone.

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