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Oxford Jewish Thought

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by Rabbi Eli Brackman

‘Rashi on Ruth in the supercommentary of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson’

Ruth image.jpegThe supercommentary of the Rebbe on Rashi is primarily a commentary on the Torah, taking place on every Shabbat afternoon, when a public gathering (farbrengen) would take place between 1965 and 1989. The weekly Torah portion - the Pentateuch - served as the basis for the selection of a comment of Rashi to study and expound on, following the methodology that the Rebbe had developed in his commentary. However, the subject material extended also to certain other books of the Torah, as the occasion presented itself, in connection with certain Jewish holidays. This included a commentary on the Book of Esther, a single comment on the book of Joshua found in the Passover Haggadah and, as we will present in this essay, also a comment of Rashi on… Read More »

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