YU and OU Press complete Soloveitchik Chumash


Yeshiva University and the Orthodox Union will co-host “Remembering the Rav, Celebrating the Completion of Chumash Mesoras HaRav: The Neuwirth Edition” this Sunday. The program, in YU’s Weissberg Commons, is free and open to men and women.

Part of YU’s Kollel Yom Rishon series, the event will be hosted by Rabbi Simon Posner, OU Press executive editor with a keynote address by YU president Dr. Ari Berman. Other speakers will include Rabbi Hershel Schachter, rosh yeshivaand rosh kollelat the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) and senior posekat OU Kosher; Rabbi Mayer Twersky, RIETS rosh yeshiva; Dr. Arnold Lustiger, editor of Chumash Mesoras HaRav; Rabbi Menachem Genack, RIETS rosh yeshiva, CEO of OU Kosher and general editor of OU Press; and Rabbi Julius Berman, chairman of the OU Press Commission and a YU trustee.

The Chumash Mesoras HaRav has been a multi-year project to make Rabbi Soloveitchik’s commentary on the Torah readily accessible to readers. Compiled and edited by Dr. Arnold Lustiger, the project draws upon material from dozens of published sources in Hebrew, English and Yiddish, as well as many previously unpublished lectures and tapes of Rabbi Soloveitchik’s shiurim.

This material is presented in concise English, often in the Rav’s own language, as a running commentary alongside the Chumash text. The Chumash Mesoras HaRav presents the Rav’s philosophical insights, homiletic interpretations and Talmudic analysis in a form that transforms them from a diverse array of sources into a timeless commentary.

“The completion of the Chumash Mesoras HaRav project is a pioneering event in Jewish publishing and will serve to further disseminate the Rav’s Torah,” said Rabbi Posner. “The upcoming event at Yeshiva University provides us the opportunity to give kavodto the Rav and pay public tribute to his memory.”

Oct. 14, 9:30 am to noon. oupress.org/remembering-the-rav