34th of the Omer
I'm thrilled to recommend the LIFESTYLE CHUMASH. It provides a very deep and innovative approach to Chumash. The "FOOR FOR THOUGHT" section provides stimulating questions which are perfect for the Shabbos table and the "SPIRITUAL VITAMINS" and "KABBALAH BITES" make Torah come alive.
It's been a long time since I've felt so challenged and excited about reading Chumash. You did a GREAT JOB!
Dr. Miriam Adahan
We live in a time that is thirsting for spirituality and a yearning to connect to the sublime. As a rabbi, teacher and parent, I firmly believe those ends are best reached by robustly engaging with the texts of our Jewish tradition. The Torah has guided our people for thousands of years in myriad circumstances. It is our responsibility to keep it vibrant today.
In that light, it has been a privilege to peruse an advance copy of this Chumash. Rabbi Chaim Miller has done a remarkable job in putting this work together. To an eminently readable translation he adds carefully selected commentary from an impressive cross-section of traditional writers as well as intriguing questions and ideas that further draw the reader in. This Chumash is user-friendly in the truest sense: it is designed to engage mind, heart and soul in an accessible encounter with the Divine. As a result, the Lifestyle Chumash is poised to be a worthy resource for contemporary Jews on a path of personal growth and renewal. Use it well.
With Torah Blessings.
Rabbi Michael J. Broyde
Founding Rabbi, Young Israel of Toco Hills
Dayan, Beth Din of Ameri
For some, the seeming longevity of the weekly Torah reading or inscrutable Hebrew language beyond the grasp of the modern layman is just too daunting. No longer. Rabbi Chaim Miller has created the much needed Lifestyle Chumash. This new edition will be welcome by the reader and student alike by introducing a new level of relevancy, fluency, and contemporary interest. From yesterday’s shule yawn has arisen a riveting narrative that boasts consistency – based on the commentary of the mind of the great exegesist Rashi; relevancy – a challenging Food For Thought paragraph that keeps tickles the mind and nurtures the heart; and for the spiritual seeker there are The Kabbalah Bites that draw on profound depths of spiritual insight that take mystical esoterica and brings these into a practical application for contemporary lifestyles. Not satisfied with innovation, Rabbi Miller has also provided for the traditionalists who seek breadth of Rabbinic thought by interspersing The Spiritual Vitamin compendium. This new edition Chumash invites shule-go-er and student alike to take a quantum leap of style, spiritual magnification, and subtle allurement. The text is smooth, challenging, comprehensive and even addictive. The bar has been raised for innovative editions of the Chumash a Lifestyle Chumash
Rabbi Dr. Laibl Wolf
Spiritgrow- Josef Kryss Center
Do we really need yet another edition and translation of the Torah? In this case, Yes. Rabbi Chaim Miller has blessed us with a profound gift, penetrating the surface layer of the Bible and revealing multiple layers of meaning, which range from personal to midrashic to mystical. Dip into this treasure trove, and your understanding of Torah will never be the same.
Professor Daniel Matt
Translator of the Zohar (The Zohar: Pritzker Edition)
Drawing from sources popular and esoteric, Rabbi Chaim Miller has produced an engaging new translation of, and commentary on, the Torah that is both insightful and stimulating. The Kol Menachem Chumash merges insights from Chazal and the Rishonim with the teachings of the Chassidic Masters and the Kabbalists, and weaves them together into a lucid, modern presentation that is sure to challenge the mind and inspire the soul