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Post *The King's Torah*: "Shockingly Popular"?
Created by John Eipper on 07/26/14 12:31 PM

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*The King's Torah*: "Shockingly Popular"? (Randy Black, USA, 07/26/14 12:31 pm)

In his post of 26 July, Massoud Makek discussed various Jewish laws and mentioned one book, The King's Torah, which he stated was "a shockingly popular book in Israel."

Apparently, Massoud considers approximately 1,000 books in print "shockingly popular." I said books in print, because that was the first run that was delivered to the very few bookstores which dared stock it. Most Israeli bookstores did not. There is no evidence that they all sold and or that others were printed. Thus, from the approximately 8 million people living in Israel, perhaps 1,000 "may" have a copy.

In my mind, this number is hardly "shockingly popular."

Israel's largest Judaica publishing house, Feldheim Publishers, did not distribute that book to their own 200 bookstores because it was not offered to them.

Sources: http://forward.com/articles/123925/rabbinic-text-or-call-to-terror/

JE comments: The author, Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira, is a fringe extremist. Wikipedia probably tells you more than you'd like to know:


I see that the text of The King's Torah is also available in English at a number of websites.  Those interested can "Google up" their own link.

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