Chumash: The Gutnick Edition - All in one - Synagogue Edition - Kol Menachem

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The best-selling Gutnick Edition of the Chumash (Pentateuch) has become the text of choice for scholars and laymen around the world.

The soulful, modern English translation is outstandingly readable and provides an enjoyable, engaging encounter with the text.

The Gutnick Edition is unique in its presentation of "Classic Questions" - the questions underlying more than one hundred Torah commentaries. The "Toras Menachem" commentary is culled from the extensive lectures and notes of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on classical and Hassidic interpretations, with special attention to his studies of Rashi's commentary.

The luxurious butter-soft brown embossed cover is a joy to feel and hold, and its sturdy construction should make it last for generations.
Hardcover: 1620 pages
Language: English  
Dimensions: 9.3 x 8.4 x 1.9 inches

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Best English Chumash

I own three different books of Torah with commentary. They are all liked and used by me. However, my favorite Chumash is the Gutnick Edition by Rabbi Chaim Miller. If I could only keep one book on Judaism from my library and had to give up the rest, it would have to be this one. My Travel Size Artscroll Chumash is easier to carry around, and has commentary by various classic Rabbis which I like, but I still prefer The Gutnick Edition of the Chumash. The third Chumash I own is the one by the late Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, whose books really helped remove misconceptions about the Talmud and about Kabbalah. My Artscroll English Tanach also has some commentary, but I own that book mainly to have good translations of the non-Torah books of Hebrew Scriptures, especially the Psalms / Tehillim.

Before I purchased this book, I used to use the Artscroll Chumash along with Daily Wisdom, which commentary by the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe for the Torah portions. Now, everything is in one book. There is also a list of Mitzvos as an appendix which can come in handy. The book also comes with a red bookmark.

There are different kinds of Chumash for students of Torah. I believe it is good to have more than one Chumash if one has the time to use them. I find this one easy to use and it meets my needs.