> Torah Chumash Devarim
With an Interpolated English Translation and Commentary Based on the Works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Kehot Publication Society, the Chabad-Lubavitch publishing house, has announced the publication of Volume five, Deuteronomy, in The Torah: With Interpolated English Translation and Commentary Based on the works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe set. Leviticus, will be released next year, completing the entire Five Books of Moses.
The new work features a new translation of the Biblical text uniquely interpolated with Rashi, the classic Torah commentary, but as it is distilled in the interpretations of the Lubavitcher Rebbe`s analytical Rashi studies. An overview summarizes each section`s (parsha) place in the overall scheme of the Torah, based on the Rebbe`s teachings regarding the main "point" of each section. "This enables the reader to see the Torah as a unified entity that forms a true book of "instruction" (the literal translation of "Torah") relevant to our lives and times," says Rabbi Moshe Wisnefsky, who headed the team of scholars and translators.
Many features of the new Chumash, such as maps, chronological charts, tables, and illustrations to aid the learning process were included to facilitate a deeper engagement with the text. Set beneath the text and running commentary is "Chasidic Insights," that reflect lessons illuminated by the Rebbe, and occasionally his predecessors, going back as far as the founder of Chasidism, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov. Some of the more esoteric points of this material, aimed for the reader who has already familiarized himself with the basics of Jewish mysticism, are separated into a third commentary, "Inner Dimensions."
In addition to these English elements, this edition includes the full Hebrew text of the Torah, the Aramaic translation of Onkelos, and Rashi`s original commentary (vocalized for easy reading).
The text is cross-referenced in the footnotes for easy navigation throughout the text. The various texts are laid-out such that the verses do not break across pages, sparing the reader the need to flip back and forth constantly as he studies the material. Other design elements have been employed to make this edition especially "user-friendly."
The previous volumes (Genesis, Exodus and Numbers) have been enthusiastically received by scholars and laymen alike, and praised for their comprehensiveness and originality.
The final volume to be released in the set, Leviticus, is scheduled to be released next year, completing the entire Five Books of Moses.
Additional Features include:
Other Chumashim Available in this set.
5 Volume Set.
"Chasidic Insights" and "Inner Dimensions"
- Chronological charts, topic titles, illustrations, diagrams and maps
- Each sidra is prefaced by an overview
- A study of the name of each sidra and its relevance to the respective text
- Fully vocalized Hebrew text of Rashi`s commentary