It’s an emotional moment as ArtScroll gears up to mark its “Siyum Mishnayos.” There are many feeling being shared in the office at the completion of this monumental 31-year project: feelings of satisfaction and pride, feelings of great joy and gratitude – to the dedicators who made this monumental project possible, to the writers and editors who have produced this unparalleled piece of work, and to the hundreds of thousands of readers who have made the Yad Avraham Mishnah Series the most highly acclaimed translation and commentary of its kind.
The Yad Avraham Mishnah Series was introduced more than three decades ago with its inaugural volume, Volume 4 of Seder Moed, which includes Masechtos Taanis, Megillah, Moed Katan, and Chagigah. The “ArtScroll Revolution,” which would transform the English-speaking Torah world, was in its infancy; ArtScroll had published its first groundbreaking book, Megillas Esther, less than four years earlier. The ArtScroll Siddur, the Stone Chumash, the Schottenstein Talmud – all household words today – were still just dreams and hopes.
It was an exciting, ambitious idea: a new, clear translation of Mishnah, with a commentary that would cover the range of all major, and many secondary, commentaries. In-depth introductions would precede each tractate, and new concepts would be introduced and explained. Illustrative diagrams would be included to explain concepts difficult to grasp without the help of graphics.
The first volume – and the ones that followed – were hailed by readers, talmidei chachamim and laymen alike. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of people have enriched their lives and their Torah studies with the Yad Avraham Mishnah. With the release of the personal-size Yad Avraham Mishnah, commuters and students found it even more convenient to make the study of Mishnah an integral part of their day.
Now, with the publication of the 44th volume, Masechtos Tvul Yom/Yadayim/Uktzin in Seder Tohoros, the Yad Avraham Mishnah is complete.
To mark this very special moment, ArtScroll is offering a 35% discount off the list price on all volumes of the Yad Avraham Mishnah Series. This is the perfect opportunity to fill in any missing volumes or to buy full size or personal size sets, both for yourself and for gifts.
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