What people say
Mr. Hamburger spoke at Congregation Shaarey Zedek as a presenter for our Berman Night of Learning. He was warm and engaging, and his topic inspired thoughtful questions and deep interest within our congregation. Many of our members have expressed interest in continuing to learn about in-depth Biblical textual analysis as a result of Mr. Hamburger’s learning, and we are thrilled to see the flame of Torah continuing to burn bright with such fascinating and meaningful study and conversation.
Fascinating book that opens new found meaning to Torah study. It has changed the way I understand the weekly Parsha. Highly recommended for all to read. It will certainly change your understanding of Torah.
I bought it thinking it would be a slow read on an interesting subject. I was surprised how beautifully it was written. I couldn’t put it down. It read like an exciting novel. Loved it. Hope the author is inspired to write about another subject. Highly recommend it!
I am not a Torah scholar, but a friend suggested that I read this book and I am very glad that I did. The analysis is clear and concise. The anecdotes are cogent and help the analysis along. While I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the research, the arguments are persuasive and the footnotes are plentiful and well placed.
I found the thesis of this book fascinating, the author erudite and the read enjoyable and enlightening. I love the depth and breadth presented in exploring the rich nuance of the Torah. So glad I received this book as a gift and had the opportunity to read it!
An insightful well researched with clearly documented references to the uses of Anochi. If you study religious texts, gematria and word relationships you must add this to your collection. Shlomo is a dedicated thought leader and this book is a fine example of his dedication to the life long learning process.
Mr. Paul Hamburger lives what he writes. You will be enamored by his words and the clarity of his writing. He is able to bring some of the most complex and sophisticated mystical ideas into plain English along with some amusing and thoughtful anecdotes. His words are deep and relevant and speak to all who benefit from reading this book. I wholeheartedly recommend this book
I have no doubt that the this book is divinely inspired and the hidden presence of “Anochi” is guided the author to become an instrument, do the research and write the book. Reading the book effected the way I pray the sacred morning Shema prayer (the word “Anochi” appears there twice and it helps me feel the divine presence when I remember)
I never write reviews but I just could not resist this one. When I saw this book, I yawned twice… First of all I have been studying torah for 40 years and doubted some Washington employee benefits lawyer would have much to add. My second yawn was due to wondering how long I could read about the deeper meaning of anochi without succumbing to much needed sleep. I was shocked… I could not put the book down. It is written in a very engaging and entertaining manner and I found his erudition to be incredibly accurate and well researched and thought out. I have a lot of respect for this author and felt compelled to encourage you to grab this book, it’s worthy of being a torah sefer with the best of them.
Shlomo Hamburger’s book, The Anochi Project, is a most important addition to the world of Torah scholarship. It is well sourced and shows the hidden truths in the Torah. His anecdotes clarify complicated ideas and his excellent writing demonstrates true academic prowess.