The Chumash Project

of Chabad of California

 

published Kehot Publication Society

copyrighted by Chabad of California

 

This informal website has been prepared by the editorial committee of the Chumash Project of Chabad of California. It is intended to serve as a clearinghouse for questions, answers, feedback, updates, and suggestions regarding the project. The opinions expressed on this website do not necessary reflect those of Kehot Publication Society or Chabad of California.

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Please browse through the information presented here and send us your comments and corrections on any aspect of the project. We value your input. Thank-you.

Latest update: 25 Tishrei 5755 (October 19, 2014)

 

Contents

 

How to buy the ChumashBereishit, Shemot, Vayikra, Bemidbar, Devarim

About the Project — objectives, conventions, caveats.

Timeline — history of the project and latest developments.

Corrections to the Preliminary Editions:

Bereishit (first printing)

Bereishit (second printing)

Bereishit (third printing)

Shemot (first printing)

Shemot (second printing)

Shemot (third printing)

Shemot (fourth printing)

Vayikra (first printing)

Vayikra (second printing)

Bemidbar (first printing)  corrected versions of page 201, page 202

Bemidbar (second printing)

Bemidbar (third printing))

Bemidbar (fourth printing)

Devarim (first printing)

Devarim (second printing)

Content Issues and questions that arose while we were working on the Chumash, how we dealt with those we solved, and request for help on those we didn’t: Bereishit, Shemot, Bemidbar (other volumes in preparation).

Additional Reading List for Torah and Science Issues

Issues in English — conventions we have adopted concerning translation, transliteration, capitalization, punctuation, etc.

Who are we — the people behind the project.

History of Updates

Contact us — send an email.

Support the project — inquire about being a sponsor.

Timeline

 

20 Marcheshvan 5775: Third printing of Daily Wisdom by Kehos (compact edition).

20 Menachem Av 5774: Second printing of Daily Wisdom by Kehos.

3 Tamuz 5774: Daily Wisdom and its Hebrew translation (Lichyot et HaYom) published, the first by Kehos and the second by Yediyot Books. These are summaries of each reading (aliyah) in the Torah, each one accompanied by an inspirational thought, most of which are culled from the Kehot Chumash.

3 Tamuz 5773:

all published in NY by Kehos.

Erev Shavuos, 5772: Preliminary edition of Vayikra published in NY by Kehos.

Erev Shavuos, 5772: Corrected, second printing of Preliminary edition of Devarim published in NY by Kehos.

19 Kislev 5772: Corrected, third printing of Preliminary edition of Shemot published in NY by Kehos.

3 Tamuz 5771: Preliminary edition of Devarim published in NY by Kehos.

2 Iyar 5771: Corrected, third printing of Preliminary edition of Bemidbar published in NY by Kehos.

17 Tishrei 5771: Corrected, second printing of Preliminary edition of Bereishit published in NY by Kehos.

Elul 5769: Corrected, second printing of Preliminary edition of Shemot published in NY by Kehos.

Lag b’Omer 5769: Corrected, second printing of Preliminary edition of Bemidbar published in NY by Kehos.

17 Tishrei 5769: Preliminary edition of Bereishit published in NY by Kehos.

25 Marcheshvan 5767: Preliminary edition of Shemot published in NY by Kehos.

3 Tamuz 5764: Preliminary edition of Bemidbar published in NY by Kehos.

Erev Shavuos, 5763: “Preliminary, Review Printing” of Bemidbar printed and distributed for comment to USA Chabad Houses and selected rabbonim, etc. Includes questionnaire and “Issues in Translation and Peshat,” a list of unresolved questions for comment by reviewers.

Shevat 5761-Tevet 5762: Initial versions of parashiot from the Chumash posted on the Web at weekly intervals.

Tamuz 5760: Editorial committee set up. Work begins shortly after.

Tamuz 5759-Tamuz 5760: Database of the Rebbe’s teachings on Chumash prepared by the Lubavitcher Kollel at 770.

5759-first half of 5760: Project launched by Rabbi Baruch Shlomo Eliyahu Cunin, Chabad of California; prototypes proposed and evaluated.

 

Who are We

Concept:

Rabbi Baruch Shlomo Eliahu Cunin, shaliach of the Rebbe and head of Chabad of California

Project Director:

Rabbi Chaim Nachum Cunin, shaliach, Chabad of Westwood, California

Project Development:

Rabbi Levi Cunin, shaliach, Chabad of Malibu, California

Rabbi Zushe Cunin, shaliach, Chabad of Pacific Palisades, California

Editorial Committee (writers)

Rabbi Betzalel Lifshitz, shaliach, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Rabbi Baruch Kaplan, lecturer at Maayanot Yeshiva and Midreshet Shoshanat Yerushalaim, Jerusalem

Rabbi Yosef Marcus, shaliach, Chabad of San Mateo; translator of many works of Chassidus

Rabbi Dov Wagner, shaliach, Chabad of the University of Southern California

Rabbi Moshe Wisnefsky (editor-in-chief), student in Jerusalem

Content Editors:

Mr. Yrachmiel Tilles (for the Book of Numbers), educational director of Ascent Institute, Tzefat

Rabbinical Consultants:

Rabbi Dovid Olidort, Kehot Publication Society, Crown Heights

Rabbi Aaron Leib Raskin, Chabad-Lubavitch Research Center; Educator in Educational Institute Oholei Torah; now editor and researcher at Kehot Publication Society, Crown Heights

Rabbi Yonason Reinitz, Rabbinical Institute of New Haven, Connecticut

Rabbi Avraham D. Vaisfiche, Kehot Publication Society, Crown Heights

Editing of Hebrew Source Texts:

Rabbi Shmuel Rabin, Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Yisroel Noach Shneur Wichin (Rashi on Exodus), lecturer at Maayanot Yeshiva, Jerusalem

Rabbi Levi Gordon (Rashi on Exodus)

Translations of Torah Text:

The translation is partially based on the work of—

Mr. Uri Kaploun (Genesis and Exodus), author, translator, and editor of many Chassidic and general works in English, Jerusalem

Dr. Shmuel Klatzkin (Leviticus, except for Kedoshim and Emor)

Illustrations:

Mr. Ian Webster (http://www.hazard-county.com)

Mr. Marc Lumer (http://www.marclumerdesign.com)

Copy Editor:

Mrs. Sheina Malka Tannenbaum, Jerusalem

Proofreaders:

Mrs. Menucha Kaplan, Jerusalem

Rabbi Noson Vogel, Jerusalem

Project Coordinators:

The following have assisted in this field over the life of the project:

Rabbi Ari Baitelman, shaliach, Chabad of Westwood

Rabbi Yossi Greisman, shaliach, Chabad of Westwood and AskMoses.com

Rabbi Reuven Mintz, shaliach, Chabad of Newport Beach, California

Rabbi Shmuel Marcus, shaliach, Chabad of Cypress, California

Word Processing Assistants

Rabbi and Mrs. Yisroel & Rivka Chanin

Typesetting:

Rabbi Yoel Gansburg, Tzefat

Rabbi Zalman Friedman (http://www.friedmanadvertising.com)

Technical Assistance:

Rabbi Simcha Backman, shaliach, Chabad of Glendale and the Foothill Communities, California; director of AskMoses.com

History of Updates

 

25 Tishrei 5775: errata for Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers updated.

15 Elul 5774: all errata updated; errata to Numbers, 4th printing, posted.

3 Menachem Av 5774: errata to Leviticus, 2nd printing, updated.

27 Tamuz 5774: errata to Exodus, 4th printing, updated.

25 Tamuz 5774: errata to Leviticus, 2nd printing, updated.

20 Tamuz 5774: errata to Genesis, 3rd printing, updated.

19 Tamuz 5774: errata to Genesis, 3rd printing, updated.

17 Tamuz 5774: errata to Leviticus, 2nd printing, updated.

16 Tamuz 5774: errata to Leviticus, 2nd printing, added.

11 Tamuz 5774: errata to Genesis, 3rd printing, updated.

 

This edition of the Chumash is dedicated in honor of

Nathan Yitzchok, Moshe Lev, and Gilana Pikover

May they continue to grow in the ways of our holy Torah

by their parents, Yuri & Deana Pikover

 

 

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