MACHAT SHEL YAD: Shemos
Weight: 1.50 kilograms
MACHAT SHEL YAD: Shemos
by Rabbi Yitzchok D. Frankel
Published by Nehorah Publications
Hardcover, 321 pages
An indispensable resource for those teaching or studying Chumash!
Machat Shel Yad by Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Frankel is the long-awaited Torah tapestry whose strands weave classical topics in Sefer Shemos with the questions and challenges facing faithful Jewry today. In this choice selection from his popular talks given over many years, Rabbi Frankel combines mastery of p'shat, drush, philosophy and hashkafa to bring the burning issues in Sefer Shemos to the fore in a highly readable and enjoyable manner.
About the Author:
Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Frankel, a talmid and musmach of Harav Moshe Feinstein ztz"l, is rabbi of Agudath Israel of the Five Towns in Cedarhurst, NY. He is a well known rav and educator in the Far Rackaway/Five Towns area and beyond. He is perhaps best recognized by his illuminating series of shiurim on Gemara, Tanach, Halacha and Hashkafa, all of which you will find in this sefer.
praise for Machat Shel Yad: Shemos:
Next is a commentary on Shemot based upon the teachings of the classical commentaries, Chazal, and original thoughts by its author and editor, Rabbi Yitzchok D. Frankel, Rav of the Agudath Israel of the Five Towns in Cedarhurst. Titled "Machat Shel Yad," (Nehorah Publication / Urim, 2008), Rabbi Frankel utilizes the classic tools of p'shat, drush, hashkafa and philosophy to give a quality perush that will serve our people well for years to come.
A special feature that is included in this work is a section geared to the Pesach Hagadah. Hopefully, this will serve as a model for future works on Sefer Shemot that will take note of the practical role of this sefer for use at the Seder table.
Rabbi Frankel comes to this work with a life's experience in rabbinics and education, as a prominent student of his mentor, Rav Moshe Feinstein, zt"l, from whom he received his semicha. This commentary on Shemot follows his previous, well-received commentary on Bereishit. Another recent work by Rabbi Frankel is the Kuntras Kol Dodi (2008), a compendium of 280 pages of practical halachic response and expositions of Rav Dovid Feinstein that he heard orally, transcribed and edited with footnotes and explanations. This too, has been well received, especially by many rabbis.
-Alan Jay Gerber
The Jewish Star