You have made the Stone Edition of the Chumash, by Rabbi Nosson Scherman, the standard English-language translation and commentary throughout the world. Countless people have requested a similar work on the Prophets and Writings. We have heard you!
Thanks to the brilliance of the ArtScroll/Mesorah team of scholars and writers – led by Rabbi Nosson Scherman – the tradition continues, with The Rubin Edition – a translation and commentary of the Prophets that will sweep the English-speaking world, providing new dimensions of understanding and beauty.
There is a new degree of education and sophistication among English-speaking Jews, and this is a work that speaks to them.
This brilliant new work has an unprecedented array of feature:
A highly regarded new translation, firmly grounded in traditional sources
A commentary culled from classic sources and presented gracefully and literately
Newly set Hebrew commentaries of Rashi, Radak, and Metzudos
Newly set, accurate Hebrew Text of the Tanach
An Overview on Prophets and Prophecy
Introductions and explanations of difficult concepts
Maps and diagrams
Lightweight, opaque, acid-free heirloom-quality paper, for decades of quality use
Gilded page heads for decades of dust resistance
Magnificent sculpted cover
For most people, Tanach is something they studied a smattering of when they were too young to understand it. The result is that we have vague recollections of some of the narratives, and even less comprehension of its messages. But the Talmud tells us that the Books of the Prophets contain only prophecies that were needed by future generations. This new commentary not only brings the verses alive, it does so in such a way that they are actually speaking to us – in language, in outlook, in aspiration for spiritual growth.
The Rubin Edition’s inclusion of the major Hebrew commentaries gives this work a high degree of versatility, so that it can be studied on many levels.
What the Schottenstein Edition does for the study of Talmud, and the Stone Edition does for the study of Chumash, the Rubin Edition will do for the study of Tanach. For multitudes of people, it has been a closed book. No more.