Author: Paul M. Hamburger
Format: 6" x 9" Hardcover, 280 pages
"I am (Anochi is) Y-H-V-H your G-d who took you out of Egypt." With these words, G-d introduced the Ten Commandments. What exactly was G-d telling the Jewish people with His opening statement?
The words are often translated as "I am the Lord your G-d who brought you out of the Land of Egypt, the house of slavery." Understood this way, the sentence is a basic introduction to the fundamental guiding principles of this same G-d. Consider reading the words like this: "I am 'anochi'; I am also 'Havaya'; moreover, I am 'Elokecha'; and by descending through this process, I am "the one who brought you out of the Land of Egypt."
This opens up the possibility of finding a different understanding of G-d's identity and the process whereby His essence was revealed to this world. In The Anochi Project: Seeking G-d's identity, Paul M. Hamburger analyzes all 141 refrences to Anochi in the Torah and finds a deeper understanding of how we can relate to G-d's essence and how G-d wants to relate to us.