The Steinsaltz Humash – with English on the right

Graphically, what sets it apart from most other Hebrew-English translations is the location of the texts on the page.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
November 22, 2018 22:26
The Steinsaltz Humash – with English on the right

Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz. (photo credit: THE STEINSALTZ CENTER)

 
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RABBI ADIN Even-Israel Steinsaltz, the renowned Israeli rabbi and scholar, who has spent much of his life translating the Talmud – first into modern Hebrew, and most recently into an English edition – has now turned his attention to the most basic and essential book in the Jewish canon – the Five Books of Moses, known in Hebrew as the Humash.

The result is the new Steinsaltz Humash, and it features an aesthetically pleasing layout, complete with photos, diagrams, maps and explanation, attractively organized and printed on high-quality paper. The Hebrew text of the Humash is displayed in Koren Publishers’ distinctive, stately typeface, and Rashi’s Hebrew commentary appears at the bottom of the page, fully vocalized and punctuated.

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