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This piece was well written and an important part of the discovery of our sages and their writings. The readers pronunciation of the rabbis names was so abominable that it was difficult for the listener to keep track of what the author had to say. One need not be Jewish or even be familiar with the Hebrew language to pronounce names correctly. Had someone with Hebrew knowledge discussed each name with the narrator, it would be a much more authoritative text. Many singers provide beautiful music with a little help in pronunciation of a foreign language. There is no excuse for this abomination.
I had high expectations for the book, being that Arlie Wiesel wrote it. My expectations met with disappointment.
The book gives such a high level overview of Rashi that it almost teaches nothing. I get from the book that Wiesel--as do many others--find Rashi brilliant. But nothing from the book confirmed this. In fact, I'd only recommend this book to a Rashi scholar who might possibly find a worthwhile nugget of information in it.
I liked the narrator's voice. He spoke in a soothing tone, but his tone made me sleepy. I wish that he would have used his voice to add to the narration if possible--rather than just simply read the book.