Weekly Freebies: R. Hoffmann on the Torah

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R. David Zvi Hoffmann was a brilliant Talmudist, religious authority and academic scholar of Judaism. Among his many accomplishments was a highly original commentary on the Torah. Written in German, it was later translated into Hebrew. Two of the Hebrew volumes are available for free download online:


About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of TorahMusings.com, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student currently is serving his third term on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and also serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazineand the Board of OU Press. He has published four English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.


  1. Project suggestion: Get this work in entirety translated into English. Any takers?

  2. Does anyone know if they have the original German online?

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