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Alshich on Yonah: Timeless Wisdom On Sefer Yonah By The Torah Luminary Rabbi Moshe Alshich
Alshich on Yonah: Timeless Wisdom On Sefer Yonah By The Torah Luminary Rabbi Moshe Alshich
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Author: Nahum Spirn, Mordechai Rose

Product Code: 9781680255744

Rabbi Moshe Alshich  (1508 -1600), reverently referred to as  HaAlshich HaKadosh  (The Holy Alshich), was a  dayan  on the Tzefas  beis din  of Rabbi Yosef Caro, author of the  Shulchan Aruch  and early mentor of the  Kabbalist  Rabbi Chaim Vital, main disciple of the Arizal. Although the  Alshich  wrote many halachic responsa, he is most noted for his  Tanach  commentary, based primarily on his weekly  Shabbos  sermons.  This monumental work has been hailed by more than four centuries of  Torah  scholars as one of the greatest expositions ever written on Scripture. In it, he expounds on complicated passages, answering fundamental questions of faith and Jewish belief. The  Alshich  uses his creative insight and encyclopedic knowledge of  Tanach, Talmud, and Midrash  to weave together his profound interpretations. Studying  Torah, Nevi'im  and  Kesuvim  by the bright light of the  Alshich's  commentary will warm the heart and illuminate the mind of every reader, from the nascent newcomer to the advanced  talmid chacham.   The  Alshich's  flowery language, enigmatic style, and frequent borrowing of phrases from Scripture and the  Talmud  have made it difficult for all but the most accomplished  Torah  students to reap the full benefits of his brilliant writings. This new, adaptive translation makes his work more accessible to the English reader.  It includes copious footnotes that identify the  Alshich's  sources, extensive explanations to clarify the more difficult passages and a thoroughly researched biography.  With the publication of  The Alshich on Yonah , readers will now discover the  Alshich's  thought provoking questions, comments, and novel insights on this short but meaningful  sefer , thus taking their understanding of its unique story to a whole new level.   In this commentary, the  Alshich  employs his usual incisive questioning in seeking the underlying motive for the prophet  Yonah's  apparent disobedience in fleeing from the call of  Hashem . He provides us with insight into the workings of  Yonah's  mind and thus vindicates his actions, which may otherwise be misunderstood. In this work, the  Alshich  delves into many questions, such as:  • What was the real objective of  Yonah's  mission to  Nineveh ?  • How could a prophet dare flee from  Hashem's  presence?  • How can we explain  Yonah's  miraculous salvation in light of the severe punishment he received immediately beforehand?  • Why was  Yonah  required to be swallowed by two fish and not one?  • Why did  Nineveh  merit to be saved?  • What is the message of the  Kikayon  plant?  Also included is a fascinating commentary based on an allegorical interpretation of the first chapter of  Yonah , as well as an appendix covering the  Alshich's  analysis of selected ideas and themes pertaining to  Yom Kippur  and  teshuvah.

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