Recommened bibles & study materials

Many who begin their journey into learning about the Hebrew Scripture want to know the best bibles to study from.  The following is a list of books, published by Art Scroll, that are highly recommended by Rabbi Tovia Singer, one of the leading teachers and scholars on Judaism:

other recommended study materials

What's Bothering Rashi?                                                                                                                                       

The study of the classic commentary, Rashi, like all of Bible learning, requires serious effort. This notable work enables the reader to meet the intellectual and spiritual challenge of learning Rashi, the most well-known and respected commentator on the Hebrew Scriptures in history.

The Torah: The Five Books of Moses, the New Translation of the Holy Scriptures According to the Traditional Hebrew Text 

The Torah is the essence of Jewish tradition; it inspires each successive generation. The current JPS translation, based on classical and modern sources, is acclaimed for its fidelity to the ancient Hebrew (Masoretic Text).

 Rambam: The Story of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon                                                                                                              

Brilliant scholar, dedicated physician, prolific author, Torah leader... Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon was all of these and much more. But what were his early years like? What struggles and challenges did he endure? This biography tells the story of the Rambam's life in a well-researched, sometimes fictionalized narrative for independent readers. The author includes many well-known facts and incidents from the life of this Torah giant, as well as some fascinating, less-familiar details. Actual excerpts from the Rambam's extensive writings are seamlessly incorporated into the action, and footnoted for reference. This spellbinding treatment pulls readers into the life and history of an influential leader of the Jewish People.


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