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Recommended Reading for Shavuot

Celebrate the holiday with these selections from URJ Books & Music.

Ruth: A Modern Commentary
Translation and Commentary by Leonard S. Kravitz and Kerry M. Olitzky

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:
  • Adult Study
  • Study resource for Tikkun Leil Shavuot
  • Individual study 


Torah: A Modern CommentaryTorah: A Modern Commentary, The (Revised Edition)
Edited by W. Gunther Plaut. Revised by David E. S. Stein

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
markers included in each parashah
Haftarah follows each parashah
Side-by-side English and Hebrew translation
Clearer type, vowels, and cantillation marks



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