Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, known as the Rav, represented the pinnacle of 20th century Jewish thought. Given the breadth of his writing and teaching, it is unsurprising that the Rav provided many insights into Chumash over the decades, though he never authored a comprehensive commentary. Previously, the only way to study the Rav’s analysis of the Chumash was to glean the relevant content from his vast corpus of work. Chumash Mesoras HaRav represents the first-ever collection of the Rav’s thoughts on Chumash organized around the text that they illuminate.
The English-language commentary was compiled and masterfully edited by Dr. Arnold Lustiger, who sought out the relevant material from published sources, unpublished manuscripts, transcripts of lectures, notes, and reliable reports of the Rav’s thoughts.
To celebrate the release of the Sefer Bamidbar, which falls within days of Yom Yerushalayim, Rabbi Menachem Genack, General Editor of OU Press, has shared a thought from Rav Soloveitchik on the subject of Yerushalayim.
The Mesoras HaRav Chumash joins not only the earlier volumes in the series but also such popular and celebrated works as Mesoras HaRav Birkon, Kinot, and Siddur. Learn more about the new sefer and these other publications at OU Press.