For centuries our wisest men have turned their discerning eyes to the eternal words of the Torah, and each of their commentaries have revealed some aspect of its truths to us. As we begin a new cycle of the Torah readings, ArtScroll has more than forty commentaries on the parashah. The full selection can be found at Artscroll.com, but here is a small sampling:
The Sapirstein Rashi:. The depth and clarity of Rashi’s commentary has engaged the minds of the Jewish People for over 800 years. In this masterful treatment, with its flowing translation, notes, and elucidation within the text, we learn just what is bothering Rashi, why he chooses to cite certain Midrashim, and why he explains the p’shat, the simple meaning, of a verse in a specific way. You can’t understand the Chumash without Rashi, and this exceptional work ensures that you can, indeed, comprehend Rashi in all its many facets.
Ramban on the Torah: An international team of exceptional scholars, writers, and editors have opened Ramban’s (Rabbi Moshe Ben Nachman) commentary to the English-speaking world. In this brilliant work, Ramban is presented in the manner of the Schottenstein Edition of the Talmud, with each original Hebrew phrase followed by a literal English translation, followed by an “elucidation” that explains Ramban’s words in greater detail. Introductions to each section make even the Ramban’s most complex insights understandable.
The Davis Edition Ba’al HaTurim: In addition to his masterwork, Arba Turim, which formed the basis for the Shulchan Aruch, the Baal HaTurim examined the Torah’s words through the lens of gematria (number patterns), acrostics, formations of letters, and Scriptural word patterns. Though it appeared in virtually every Chumash, the terse style made it very difficult for even scholars to understand. This work, with flowing translation, notes and annotations, opens the author’s unique understanding of Chumash to all of us.
Sforno on Torah: Rabbi Ovadiah Sforno was a 16th-century Italian commentator whose insights are as relevant today as they were then. This volume includes the entire Chumash text and translation as well as the most accurate version of Sforno, complete in one volume.
Bereishis/Genesis: This classic work features a flowing translation, overviews, and a commentary anthologized from 2,000 years of Talmudic and Rabbinic sources.
Whether you want to better understand a classic commentary, need a comprehensive digest of major commentators, or are looking for a contemporary classic – such as ArtScroll’s new instant bestseller, Aleinu L’Shabei’ach — there is an ArtScroll Chumash commentary for you.
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