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 Tamuz 5754 (July 23, 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) – in preparation

Devarim (first printing)

Devarim (second printing)

Devarim (third printing) – in preparation

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

3 Tamuz 5774: Daily Wisdom and its Hebrew translation (Lichyot et HaYom) published, the first by Kehot 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:

· corrected, third printing of Preliminary edition of Bereishit;

· corrected, fourth printing of Preliminary edition of Shemot;

· corrected, second printing of Preliminary edition of Vayikra;

· corrected, fourth printing of Preliminary edition of Bemidbar;

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.

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

History of Updates

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