From the authors of classic modern commentaries on Pirke Avot, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs comes this new volume on the Book of Ruth.
A chronicle of loss and despair, love, romance, and hope, the Book of Ruth includes themes and lessons applicable to the lives of contemporary readers: rebuilding a life after extreme loss; conversion to Judaism; women's roles, sexuality, and legal status; finding love again; and more.
The authors incorporate interpretations from the Targum, Rashi, and Ibn Ezra, along with scholarly and contemporary sources to create an engaging and accessible modern commentary on this ancient text.
Includes complete Hebrew text of the Book of Ruth, an original translation, commentary, gleanings, and topical essays, and is ideal for:
This Revised Edition
brings contemporary values and a fresh vibrancy to the 1981 Plaut
edition, North America's longtime most popular Torah commentary.
Now divided by parashiyot
Aliyot markers included in each parashah
Haftarah follows each parashah
Side-by-side English and Hebrew translation
Clearer type, vowels, and cantillation marks