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Metsudah: Chumash/Rashi, A New Linear Translation, Vol. 1-5 [Box Set, Student Size], Bereishis [Genesis], Shemos [Exodus], Vayikro [Leviticus], Bamidbar [Numbers], Devarim [Deuteronomy] [Hardcover]

Metsudah: Chumash/Rashi, A New Linear Translation, Vol. 1-5 [Box Set, Student Size], Bereishis [Genesis], Shemos [Exodus], Vayikro [Leviticus], Bamidbar [Numbers], Devarim [Deuteronomy] [Hardcover]

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Metsudah: Chumash/Rashi, A New Linear Translation, Vol. 1-5 [Box Set, Student Size], Bereishis [Genesis], Shemos [Exodus], Vayikro [Leviticus], Bamidbar [Numbers], Devarim [Deuteronomy] by Nachum Y. Kornfeld

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Pages   2648
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 7.4" Height: 6.3"
Weight:   8.85 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 30, 2002
Publisher   Metsudah / Jonathan David Publishers
ISBN  1931681856  
ISBN13  9781931681858  


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Almost as good as Sapirstein Edition (Artscroll)  Feb 12, 2008
It is arguably the best traditional edition of Rashi's commentary on Chumash (Pentateuch, Torah), due to a graphical clarity and simplicity, but it lacks the literality of translation and the distinction of Rashi's text from the text by others (explaining Rashi) using a bold typeface, like the Sapirstein Edition (Artscroll) has. There are two sizes. Full Size editions have plain looking covers with a linear sketch of a building corner, and each volume sized 7.4 x 10.2 inches weighs in at ~2.5 lbs. Student Size editions have richly ornamented covers, and each volume sized 6 x 8.25 inches weighs in 1/3 less at only ~1.75 lbs. The full set of 5 volumes weighs in at 8.8 lbs - Student Size, and - 13.2 lbs - Full Size. Student Size is ~25 % cheaper than Full Size.
 
Almost as good as Sapirstein Edition (Artscroll)  Feb 8, 2008
It is arguably the best traditional edition of Rashi's commentary on Chumash (Pentateuch, Torah), due to a graphical clarity and simplicity, but it lacks the literality of translation and the distinction of Rashi's text from the text by others (explaining Rashi) using a bold typeface, like the Sapirstein Edition (Artscroll) has. There are two sizes. Full Size editions have plain looking covers with a linear sketch of a building corner, and each volume sized 7.4 x 10.2 inches weighs in at ~2.5 lbs. Student Size editions have richly ornamented covers, and each volume sized 6 x 8.25 inches weighs in 1/3 less at only ~1.75 lbs. The full set of 5 volumes weighs in at 8.8 lbs - Student Size, and - 13.2 lbs - Full Size. Student Size is ~25 % cheaper than Full Size.
 
brilliant, very technical  Sep 16, 2007
Not being familiar with other Rashi translations, I can't write with authority about technical issues, such as how this compares with the Artscroll Rashi. I am writing as someone much less knowlegeable, who has been using a different Chumash (i.e. Pentateuch) every year and decided to graduate to Rashi this year after using Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Chumashes.

Of the most tradition-minded one-volume Chumashes I've used (Artscroll, Hertz and Samson Raphael Hirsch) Rashi is most similar to Artscroll- not surprisingly, since Artscroll relies heavily on Rashi. Rashi, like Artscroll relies heavily on Midrashim, no matter how fantastic. I think this is less true for Hirsch and Hertz.

Nevertheless, Rashi is quite a bit different from Artscroll. My sense is to a greater extent than Artscroll, Rashi was writing for scholars rather than for a popular audience. Even though Rashi certainly is interested in broad moral issues, he is also highly interested in grammatical issues. To a greater extent than Artscroll, he writes to elucidate the meaning of verses even if they don't tell a story or have an obvious broader meaning.
 
wonderful resource  Mar 29, 2001
While I am not Jewish, I have gleaned a lot from this resource. The interlinear translation style is extremely wonderful resource, esp. for people trying to pick up the language or to see the underlying Hebrew. The Rashi commentary is easy to follow. All the texts are well laid-out and extremely readable. I find the resource valuable for helping someone pick up Hebrew. The translation is more word for word than thought for thought, but that is appropriate in this context, given that it is an interlinear translation. Rashi adds valuable insights. His text being there in Hebrew and English is done just as well as the Torah text. The use of a the more readable font for the Hebrew is easier for people like me who are still picking up Hebrew. The only thing, as a Gentile, I have a struggle with in the English translation is the transliterated words as opposed to the Anglinized words. Not a big deal, just takes some getting used to. This is well worth the price, esp. for the serious student or scholar.
 
The best linear translation available.  Nov 23, 2000
This has proved to be an absolutely phenominal resource in my study of Rashi.

Firstly, the translation is simple, clean, and generally accurate. Metsudah wisely chose to be truer to the exact translation than to the "spirit." For the purpose of a linear translation, this is a tremendous benefit.

Secondly, the layout of the text is very easy to read. The top of the page has two columns of Torah: vocalized Hebrew on the right side, its translation on the left. The bottom of the page is Rashi: vocalized (and non-Rashi-scripted) Hebrew and its translation alongside. There are a number of linear translations out there, but this is by far the easiest to read.

Thirdly, Metsudah provides helpful footnotes which help clarify some of Rashi's more ambiguous statements.

Any serious student of Rashi will find this text invaluable.

(P.S. Metsudah also publishes linear translations of, among other things, the siddur, tehillim and megillot. All are worth having.)

 

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