Parashas hashavuah, the weekly Torah portion, sets our agenda: for the Torah reading, for the Shabbos table, and, hopefully, for our lives. As another cycle of the Torah reading begins, ArtScroll offers three new and important books to enrich our understanding of the weekly parashah:
The Essential Malbim: Flashes of Insight on Bereishis: Since its publication almost 150 years ago, the Torah commentary of Malbim has made a major contribution to our understanding of Torah thought. In order to open this treasure of Jewish thought to the general public, Rabbi Mendel Weinbach, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Ohr Somayach, and Rabbi Reuven Subar, have written a series of essays based on the essentials of Malbim’s commentary on Sefer Bereishis. These brilliant essays deepen our awe for the Torah’s infinite wisdom; give us a new understanding of the connection between the Oral and Written law; and introduce us to a masterful Torah giant.
Aleinu L’Shabei’ach – Bereishis: Wisdom, stories, and inspiration: A huge bestseller in Hebrew, tens of thousands of copies of Aleinu L’Shabei’ach have been read and re-read by a vast and varied group: Torah scholars and laymen, students and teachers, men and women. Based on the private writings, shiurim, and conversations with Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein, a son-in-law of Rav Elyashiv shlita, and a noted rav and posek in his own right, Aleinu L’Shabei’ach is a remarkable compendium of Torah wisdom, stories of great men, anecdotes, mussar, and insight into our daily lives and challenges. Far more than a storybook, every tale, every moral teaching, is infused with emunah and bitachon.
Torah for Your Table: Compiled by Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, bestselling author, renowned speaker, and founder of the pioneering outreach organization Hineni, this is a beautifully crafted collection of essays on the parashah, written by her sons, Rabbis Yisroel and Osher Anshel Jungreis. The authors draw deeply upon the wisdom of Chazal to help us better understand the parashah — and our own lives. With this new book, the Jungreis family continues their holy mission to bring Torah to Jews; wherever they are and whatever their level of observance. Whether you are a newcomer to Torah thought or have dedicated many years to its study, this is a book that will enhance your Shabbos table, and your life.
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