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The Gutnick Edition Chumash: With Rashiís Commentary, Targum Onkelos and Haftaros with a Commentary Anthologized from Classic Rabbinic Texts and the Works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Miller, Chaim, editor

Brooklyn, N.Y.: Kol Menachem, 2006 pp. lviii + 1562. $59.99


Description: The Torah, Bible of the Jews, has a fresh and powerful newcomer. Torah translations are guided by a variety of approaches, and a great deal of debate occurs over which most effectively communicates. Most translations, however, suffer distortions produced by author biases and personal theology. Rather than hide translation decisions, the Gutnick edition clearly demarcates where it has borrowed interpretations going to the length of indicating those points with parentheses. The result is an honest and unswerving effort that also affords the reader outstanding readability and an enjoyable, engaging encounter with the text. Features a leather-style cover with reinforced binding.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Literature

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Review by Jason Kalman
Published 3/28/2009
Citation: Jason Kalman, review of Chaim Miller, ed., The Gutnick Edition Chumash: With Rashiís Commentary, Targum Onkelos and Haftaros with a Commentary Anthologized from Classic Rabbinic Texts and the Works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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