Celebrating Shavuot with the newly published Plaut Torah Commentary in Russian
According to tradition, the Torah was given to the Jewish People on the festival of Shavuot. This is the best occasion to celebrate and share the new Russian language Plaut Torah Commentary with Russian readers in your community.The most widely used Torah commentary edition in Progressive Judaism is the Torah commentary edited by Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut. Originally published in 1981 (and more recently revised in 2005), the text is an excellent integration of traditional Jewish commentaries and perspectives on the Torah and modern, critical scholarship. The Plaut Modern Torah commentary is also a substantial resource for explaining and clarifying the Progressive Jewish approach to Torah study and an overall appreciation of the principles of Progressive Judaism.
Now, for the first time in history, this major Jewish resource is available to the Russian reader. A dedicated and enormously talented cadre of Russian speaking Progressive rabbis, Jewish scholars and translators, working at the World Union for Progressive Judaism's headquarters in Jerusalem, as well as within the Progressive movement in the Former Soviet Union (FSU), have completed this 5-year project with remarkable success. Not only were all of the English language Torah commentaries and notes translated into Russian, but this edition also includes a new Russian language translation of the Torah and Haftarah texts.
Plaut Torah Commentary in Russian
The World Union is proud to have produced this substantial Jewish resource and to make it available to the millions of Russian readers throughout the world, whether in the FSU, Israel, Europe or North America.
There is no more appropriate occasion to share this new Plaut Torah Commentary with Russian readers in your community. Each and every congregational library should have one available, and Russian readers in your congregation should be encouraged to use the commentary to enrich their appreciation of Torah study during the year.
The Plaut Torah Commentary in Russian is now available for purchase through the URJ Press website.
Please do not hesitate to contact the World Union for Progressive Judaism's office in Jerusalem with any questions concerning the Plaut Torah Commentary in Russian.