About the Author

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Reinman

Rabbi Reinman is an internationally famous Talmudist, historian and novelist. His works on the philosophy of Talmudic civil law are studied at the highest levels of yeshivos all over the world. He is also the author, under the pseudonym Avner Gold, of the wildly popular Strasbourg Saga, a twelve-volume series of historical novels set in the seventeenth century. He gives weekly online Chumash classes, which are available on Torah Anytime and YouTube. He resides with his wife in Lakewood, New Jersey.

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