Wonderful news for the many thousands who have already enriched their understanding of Chumash Shemos with the Yaakov and Ilana Melohn Edition Or HaChaim. They have enjoyed the breathtaking depth, clarity, and insight of this classic Torah commentary and its masterful elucidation – and now they can continue this journey of discovery with Sefer Devarim Volume 1: Parashas Devarim – Shoftim, just in time for the Torah reading.
And if you are not yet familiar with the brilliance of Rav Chaim ben Moshe ibn Attar, the 18th century Torah sage whose commentary on the Torah is learned and loved by so many segments of Klal Yisrael, prepare to discover the treasures of one of the foremost commentaries on Chumash, the Or HaChaim HaKadosh.
Great though the commentary is, it is not simple. The Or HaChaim points out countless nuances in the Chumash text, and he blends the pshat of the Chumash with the interpretations of Chazal as well as his original comments. R’ Chaim weaves many Kabbalistic concepts into the commentary, and also explains many of the fundamental principles of our faith.
Using the famed format of the Schottenstein Edition Talmud, the elucidated translation helps us gain a clear understanding of the Or HaChaim’s text, and the notes provide explanations, sources, and deeper insights into his words. Every volume includes the Or HaChaim commentary, the text of the Chumash, Targum, and Rashi. Or HaChaim and Rashi are both fully vowelized.
So many insights, so many fascinating ideas. How do Moshe’s words in Sefer Devarim differ from all the other words in the Torah? What are the four conditions necessary for our tefillos to be accepted, and how do we learn them from Moshe Rabbeinu’s words? Why do the Jewish People seem to suffer more than any other?
All these and so many more. Or HaChaim explains the Chumash on multiple levels, often with breathtaking originality and with lessons for life that are as relevant today as they were three centuries ago.