The Book of Job and anguished attempts of Job and his comrades to understand the ways of the Creator have inspired and stimulated thinkers and philosophers for thousands of years. The ideas in this book are at the heart of the age old question: Why do bad people prosper while good people suffer?
The lofty and uplifting poetry of the Book and the stimulating ideas of its protagonists are among the most complex in the entire Talmud. Add to this the relatively small number of major commentators who elucidate the BookĘs language and ideas. The result is a Book that is vital -- but tantalizingly sealed to all but the greatest minds.
In this work, one of the outstanding thinkers of the Torah world unlocks the treasures of Job. Rabbi Moshe Eisemann brings to this task a lifetime of immersion in the Talmud and the works of such seminal thinkers a Maharal and Ramchal. He has proven his ability to illuminate difficult texts with his classic commentaries on Yechezkel/Ezekiel and Divrei Hayamim/Chronicles. The depth of his ideas and the eloquence of his language make this new translation and commentary a landmark in the new genre of English language Torah commentary that is grounded in the teachings of the Sages.
This work on Job is unprecedented.
It will become the standard by which others are judged.
A new translation with a commentary anthologized from talmudic, midrashic and rabbinic sources