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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
thology of talmudic and midrashic commentary on the Torah
ever produced. More importantly, it provides a running com­
mentary on the texts it anthologizes, and adds (in appendix form)
a series of major thematic studies on issues of Torah scholarship.
Kasher lived to see the work appear through Numbers 12:16; the
remaining volumes will appear posthumously.
Other areas of study relating to Torah and Commentaries in­
clude targum s, medieval Jewish exegesis, m odern Jewish
exegesis, and reprints.
a) Targums
:
Renewed interest in targums
in jiidische Wissenschaft
circles has
been paralleled by similar activity in Torah circles. M. Kasher,
Targumei Torah
(Jerusalem: 1974,
Torah Shelemah,
vol. 24), is a sig­
nal contribution to targum study. Other studies include:
Aaron Yeshayah,
Sh’arei Aharon
(Bnei Braq: 1970-1984, 7
vols.). An extensive commentary on Targum Onkelos.
Alter Tuviah Wein,
Yayin ha-tov
(Jerusalem: 1976-1979, 2
vols.). A popularization of the three major targums to the
Torah, by rendering them into Hebrew.
Kalman Azriel Pinsky,
Nosei kelei Yehonatan
(Jerusalem: n.d.,
circa 1979). A running commentary on Targum Jona­
than to the Torah.
b) Medieval Jewish Exegesis
:
Contributions here have been legion, with special focus on the
preparation of annotated texts which enable non-scholars to read
the medieval classics. Typical of these are:
Aharon Greenbaum, ed.,
Peirush ha-Torah le-Rav Shemuel
ben Hofni Gaon
(Jerusalem: 1979).
Hayyim Dov Chavel, ed .,
Peirush Rash i a l ha-Torah
(Jerusalem: 1982).
Yoel Klugman, ed.,
Peirush ha-Rokeah al ha-Torah
(Bnei
Braq: 1978-1981, 3 vols.).
Yaakov Gellis, ed.,
Tosafot ha-shalem
(Jerusalem: 1982-1983,
2 vols.). This ambitious project offers an anthology of all
the biblical commentaries by the Tosafists, based upon