Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Deuteronomy Party: Paper-Writing In The House

So I need to write a thesis on Deuteronomy. Specifically on a Hebrew-writing meforash (not Rashi, and it could be one of the maskilim) who wrote on Deuteronomy. I also have to read the book of Deuteronomy with that meforash. Obviously I want to get started on that now as opposed to later. Question to the world- can you recommend a more Midrash-like meforash who I will enjoy reading who wrote on Deuteronomy? I could do the Malbim but I already know his biography so that's not so exciting. Stuff that came to mind for me to look through: Netziv, Shadal. I'd love to do the Aznaim L'Torah (R' Zalman Sorotzkin) but he might be too modern for the purposes of this assignment. I think the Torah Temima might also be interesting but he might also not fit for this assignment...I shall have to see. Anyway: suggestions?

12 comments:

dman said...

Ramban?

Anonymous said...

Rav Dovid Tzvi Hoffman.

The Talmid said...

Rabbeinu Bechaye.

If it can be a non-comprehensive peiruch (i.e., not on almost every passuk) try Daas Zekainim miBaalei Hatosfos. These are very midrash-based.

Anonymous said...

kli yakar

Anonymous said...

be'er moshe

MBK said...

Just a curious question. How many credits a semester do people usually take at Revel?

Chana said...

MBK,

It's totally up to you! It also depends on whether you are doing Revel full-time or not. Some people take two or three classes, others three or four. Probably the most ambitious would take four or five. ;) Each class is three credits, generally.

Anonymous said...

Emes LeYakov (R Y. Kamenetzky)

yosef said...

If you're interested in Midrashic readings, Shadal isn't a good choice. He focuses very much on peshat, linguistics, and refutation of critical scholarship.

Toviah said...

Rikanti. He's cool because he's kind of an obscure Rishon. He was pretty Kabbala oriented, and he also does midrashim.

Anonymous said...

a dark horse- but one i think would be great for you, except for the fact that sometimes it gets quite technical

http://www.hebrewbooks.org/30801

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