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Tiferet Yisrael: Translation and Commentary Volume 1
Tiferet Yisrael: Translation and Commentary Volume 1
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Author: Ramon Widmonte
Format: Hardcover

Product Code: 16952

The famed Maharal of Prague, a 16th-century mystic, is known for the legend of the Golem, but his Torah scholarship has remained a closed book to English speakers for far too long. While several attempts have been made to translate or abridge the Maharalís Torah, the complexity of his thought has defied standard translation methodologies. This edition of the Tiferet Yisrael (the Splendor of Israel) seeks to present the Maharalís thought in all its majesty and to enable beginners and scholars alike to grasp the overall structure of the Maharalís concepts through the addition of innovative summaries and graphical aids. In the work, the Maharal contemplates questions of Jewish life, such as:
- How can there be ritually observant Jews who behave immorally?
- What is the reason for performing Mitzvot (commandments)?
- Is there any relevance or meaning to performing Mitzvot if one doesnít understand Godís reasons for commanding them?
- What is the path to self-fulfillment?
The translation is lucid and faithful, with in-line comments to guide the reader in exploring the Maharalís depths.

This volume contains the complete Hebrew text of Tiferet Yisrael together with a full and parallel English translation, as well as commentary in English and sources. The text is complemented by an informative introduction which includes an historical overview. In addition, there is a unique graphical summary of every chapter which allows the reader to immediately grasp the structure and overarching ideas in an integrated fashion.

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