OU Press Announces Publication of Megillat Esther with Commentary by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

06 Feb 2018

New York, NY—OU Press, the publishing division of the Orthodox Union, announces the publication of Megillat Esther Mesorat HaRav, published in conjunction with Koren Publishers, Jerusalem.

Megillat Esther Mesorat HaRav contains, alongside the text of Megillat Esther and the Maariv service for Purim, a running commentary drawn from the teachings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, collected from a variety of published writings, notes and lectures. The Megillah itself is presented in Koren’s distinctive typeface with a new, contemporary translation by Jessica Sacks.

Rabbi Soloveitchik, known to all as “the Rav,” was a towering rabbinic figure of the twentieth century, whose dazzling brilliance and profound philosophical insight left an enduring impact on Jewry in America and around the world. Rabbi Soloveitchik finds in the Megillah not only a story of political intrigue but a timeless drama of Jewish, and indeed human, existence. In addition, this volume also includes a section of Reshimot, with more extensive halachic analyses based on the Rav’s learning, and a derasha by the Rav on the nature of Purim.

Megillat Esther Mesorat HaRav will be a welcome addition to Jewish libraries, both as an original perspective on the Purim holiday and as part of the growing body of the Rav’s works. It joins other high quality works on Megillat Esther from OU Press, including The Megilla: Majesty and Mystery by Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, and The Queen You Thought You Knew: Unmasking Esther’s Hidden Story by Rabbi David Fohrman.

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OU Press offers thoughtful and compelling insights on Jewish texts and values. OU Press publishes works from great Orthodox Jewish thinkers, including Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, Rabbi Israel Meir Lau and Dr. Erica Brown.