Compiled and edited by Dr. Arnold Lustiger
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the ďRav,Ē was the towering rabbinic thinker of the 20th century. As part of the wellspring of his Torah knowledge, he taught, wrote, and lectured extensively on Chumash with profound insight and brilliant creativity. The Rav, however, never wrote a systematic commentary on Chumash, and, until now, the only way to study the Ravís interpretation and analysis of Chumash was to search for pertinent material by wading through the Ravís published essays and other writings and hard-to-find audio tapes of his lectures and shiurim. With the publication of Chumash Mesoras HaRav ó Sefer Vayikra, for the first time the Ravís teachings have been collected together and organized according the verses of the Torah upon which they expound.
Edited with great skill by Dr. Arnold Lustiger, this groundbreaking Chumash,collects and adapts the Ravís writings and teachings into a published commentary on Sefer Shemos that reflects his intellectual breadth and depth, his exegetical creativity, and the timelessness of his insights. Dr. Lustiger performed the Herculean task of compiling the English commentary from already published sources, unpublished manuscripts, transcripts of relevant tapes, notes, and reliable reports of the Ravís thoughts.
Complete with the Hebrew text with vocalization and cantillation signs, an English translation of the Torah text, Rashiís commentary, and an eloquent and original Torah commentary, the Chumash Mesoras HaRav is perfect for synagogue, home, and school use.
The Ravís teachings on the Chumash have never been more easily accessible, and readers will welcome this monumental work with the same enthusiasm with which they have welcomed and embraced the Mesorat HaRav Haggadah, Kinot, and Siddur.
This commentary provides entrťe to the Ravís writings like never before and encourages readers to explore the Ravís extensive library of published works.