Monday, June 20, 2011

Sephardi Torah Commentaries & MIKRE'OT GEDOLOT


One of my Germany readers was looking for a Torah with Sephardi commentaries only. As far as I know, there is not such a thing and people who are interested in a certain Sephardi commentary usually purchase the book of the author.
The most famous TANACH (Torah, Prophets and Writings) commentary collection is included in the “Mikre’ot Gedolot”. In Hebrew only ! Those commentaries, however, were not exclusively written by Sephardi Rabbis but also by Ashkenazim.

The MIKRE'OT GEDOLOT commentaries include, among others, Rashi, the Ohr HaChaim (was of Sephardi origin), the Kli Yakar, the Sifte’i Chachamim, the Ramban (was of Sephardi origin), Sforno, Ibn Ezra (was of Sephardi origin), Targum Yehonatan or Onkolos.

And this is how it looks: The original Torah text on top of the right side of the page; surrounded by all kinds of commentaries.

Below: Part of a MIKRE'OT GEDOLOT Set

Photos: Miriam Woelke

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