Studies in Rashi, contains 12 complete essays on Chumash Bereishit. The essays are presented, for the first time, in a bi-lingual Hebrew/English format.
Beginning in late 1964, after the passing of his mother, Rebbetzin Chana, the Rebbe began dedicating a segment of his weekly Shabbat public gatherings to the study of Rashi`s classic biblical commentary. What soon emerged was an innovative method for both the study and analysis of the Bible`s pre-eminent commentator, and Bible study itself. These talks continued for more than twenty-five years.
The publication of Studies in Rashi aims to open this unique dimension of the Rebbe`s scholarship to the ever-growing numbers of English speaking students aspiring to serious textual study.
To help the reader fully appreciate the essays, the volume is prefaced by a list of 17 "General Principles of Rashi" which form the basis for the Rebbe`s methodology in Rashi study.
Studies in Rashi, Bereishit, is the first in a series which will present one essay for each respective Torah portion.
The essays were translated by Rabbi Y. Eliezer Danzinger, and are fully annotated in Hebrew and English.