Chumash Mesoras HaRav—Sefer Bereishis

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rav's chumashChumash Mesoras HaRav—Sefer Bereishis
Compiled and edited by Dr. Arnold Lustiger
OU Press/Ohr Publishing

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the “Rav,” was the towering rabbinic thinker of the twentieth century. In addition to his wellspring of Torah knowledge, the Rav taught, wrote and lectured extensively on Chumash. The Rav, however, never wrote a systematic commentary on Chumash, and, until now, the only way to study the Rav’s interpretation and analysis of Chumash was to search for pertinent material by wading through the Rav’s published writings and hard-to-find audio tapes of his lectures and shiurim. Now, for the first time, the Rav’s teachings on Chumash have been collected into a published commentary on sefer Bereishis.

Edited with great skill by Dr. Arnold Lustiger, this groundbreaking Chumash, the first volume of a contemplated set of the entire Torah, reflects the Rav’s intellectual breadth and depth, his exegetical creativity and the timelessness of his insights. Complete with an English translation of the Torah text, Rashi’s commentary and an eloquent and original Torah commentary, the Chumash Mesoras HaRav is perfect for synagogue, home and school use.

 

This article was featured in Jewish Action Fall 2013.

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