Synopses & Reviews
In 2004, Mayer Grubers landmark Rashis Commentary on Psalms made one of the 11th-century scholars most important works accessible to a larger audience for the first time. The JPS paperback edition of this exceptional volume includes the complete original Hebrew text and acclaimed linguist Mayer Grubers contemporary English translation and supercommentary. Fully annotated by Gruber, Rashis Commentary on Psalms places Rashi, the most influential Hebrew biblical commentator of all time, in the larger context of biblical exegesis. Gruber identifies Rashis sources, pinpoints the exegetical questions to which Rashi responds, defines the nuances of Rashis terminology, and guides the reader to use the English translation as a tool to access the original Hebrew text. Grubers extensive introduction takes a critical look at Rashi and his enduring legacy.