Megillat Esther Mesorat HaRav
Commentary Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
Megillat Esther Mesorat HaRav contains the text of Megillat Esther with a running commentary drawn from the teachings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, collected from a variety of published writings, notes and lectures, and a new, contemporary translation by Jessica Sacks. Co-published by OU Press and Koren Publishers Jerusalem.
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 the Ma’ariv service for Purim, a section of Reshimot, and a derasha by the Rav on the nature of Purim.
- Commentary – Insights collected from the Rav’s writings, recorded lectures and students’ notes.
- Translation – A new contemporary translation by Jessica Sacks.
- Reshimot – Additional in-depth synopses of Rabbi Soloveitchik’s halachic lectures related to Purim.
- Typesetting – Koren’s clear and aesthetically pleasing fonts and intuitive layout.
Following upon the success of the Mesorat HaRav volumes of the Kinot, Siddur, Chumash, and Birkon, Megillat Esther Mesorat HaRav will undoubtedly be received eagerly as another outstanding addition to the library of the Rav’s masterful works.