About three years ago, the premiere volume of the Yaakov and Ilana Melohn Edition Or HaChaim on Chumash was published. Now, with the publication of Devarim 2 (Parashiyos Ki Seitzei – VeZos HaBerachah) ArtScroll is proud to announce the completion of the entire ten-volume set. CHAZAK, CHAZAK, V’NISCHAZEIK!
The elucidation of the beloved Torah commentary achieved immediate success. It was hailed as an invaluable tool by those who were already learning the classic commentary. And it was joyously welcomed by those who truly wanted to study it, but were daunted by its difficulty.
And difficult it was. The commentary, written by the 18th century Torah sage R’ Chaim ben Moshe ibn Attar, the Or HaChaim HaKadosh, is so rich, so wide-ranging, so broad and deep, it has been one of the foremost and revered commentaries on Chumash for nearly three centuries. But what makes it great also makes it challenging. 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 own scintillating comments. Famed for his knowledge of Kabbalah, R’ Chaim weaves many Kabbalistic concepts into the commentary, and also explains many of the fundamental principles of our faith.
Using the successful format of the Schottenstein Edition Talmud, the elucidated translation enables us to gain a clear understanding of the Or HaChaim’s commentary, and the notes provide explanations, sources, and deeper insights into his words. Every volume includes the text of the Chumash, Targum, and Rashi – all fully vowelized.
This, the final volume in the set, includes an extremely useful feature: a 76 page “Master Index” to the topics covered in the entire Or HaChaim commentary. Want to know what Or HaChaim has to say on the subject of techeiles? Doing research on the nature of the Oral Torah? Looking to enrich your understanding of Shabbos? Need a vort for a sheva berachos and want to wow everyone by quoting a classic? The Master Index opens the wisdom of the Or HaChaim to us in an entirely new way, letting us access his words and ideas easily and quickly.
With the completion of the set, the Melohn Edition of the Or HaChaim on Chumash makes an unforgettable bar mitzvah or wedding gift and a fabulous addition to your own bookshelf.
CHAZAK, CHAZAK, V’NISCHAZEIK!