The Soncino Chumash (A. Cohen, Editor)

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The Soncino Chumash ed. by A. Cohen

This high-quality edition of the Five Books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy) has the Hebrew text with a lucid English translation. Explanations of many verses are provided, excerpted from the writings of Jewish sages who provided straightforward (peshat) teachings based on the Torah tradition. Writings of the following sages are included: Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Rashbam, Nachmanides, Sforno, Kimchi and Gersonides (all selected from the classic compilation in Hebrew, Mikraot Gedolot). It is divided according to the weekly Torah-portion readings, along with each week’s reading from the Books of the Prophets (the Haftatrah).

(A note about the stylistic cover image: The tablets of the Ten Commandments were actually cubic in form, not thin.)

(Please do not confuse this with the Hertz Edition, “Pentateuch and Haftorahs,” which is not recommended.)