Torah Commentary FAQ
FAQ: Comparison with the Original Edition
Q: Does the revised edition have the same page numbers as the old edition?
A. The extensive reorganization of the book by parashah followed by the appropriate Haftarah makes it impossible to have the same page numbering system. The new edition makes page finding very easy through the use of Arabic numbering and descriptive running headers at the top of each page.
Q. Will you continue to have both Hebrew (blue) and English (red) opening books?
A. The revised Commentary is only available with Hebrew opening.
Q. How much does the revised edition cost?
A. List price for the new edition is $60.00. However, there are significant discounts available for bulk purchases. Please call our customer service representatives at 212-650-4120 for details. See ordering page for more information.
Q. What are the differences in the Revised Edition from the existing commentary?
A. There are numerous changes designed to make this an easier, more user-friendly book, including, but not limited to the following:
- Book is now organized by parashah;
- Haftarah follows the appropriate parashah;
- Revised edition contains aliyah markers, easier to follow running heads, clearer, more readable cantillation marks;
- Hebrew and English translation are side by side to make it easier to follow along;
- Revised Commentary and translation for Genesis by W. Gunther Plaut and Chaim Stern;
- Kamatz katan distinct from Kamatz;
- Heavier, brighter, more readable paper.
Q. Is the original edition still in print?
A. The original edition is currently only available in the pulpit edition, and will remain available for as long as current supplies last. Other versions of the original edition are no longer in print.
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