The brilliance of the Malbim – finally accessible to all.
Since its publication almost a century and a half ago, the Torah commentary of Malbim by Rabbi Meir Leibush ben Yechiel Michel, has made a major contribution to our understanding of Torah thought. A master of textual analysis, Malbim examines the nuances and subtleties of every word of Torah, discovering layers of meaning and revealing important and profound ideas and concepts. However, the poetic and often cryptic style which characterizes much of his language makes translation extremely problematic and almost all of his works have therefore remained inaccessible to the English-speaking public.
In order to open this treasure trove of Jewish thought to the general public, Rabbi Reuven Subar, working closely with Rabbi Mendel Weinbach, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Ohr Somayach, have crafted a series of essays based on the essentials of Malbim’s commentary on Sefer Bereishis.
In these essays we deepen our appreciation and awe for the Torah’s infinite wisdom; we gain a new understanding of the connection between the Oral and Written law; and we are introduced to a masterful Torah giant whose genius, recognized even during his own time, becomes even more apparent in our own days.