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The Zichron Asher Herzog Hebrew Edition of Sefer HaChinuch is now available in a complete seven-volume set.

Highlighting: “Hebrew Sefer HaChinuch Set- Zichron Asher Herzog Edition” Artscroll/Mesorah Publications. 2022. Hardcover. 4284 pages. ISBN-13:
978-1422632178.

(Courtesy of Artscroll) Written by an anonymous scholar about 800 years ago, “Sefer HaChinuch” is one of the great Torah classics of all time. The author lists all 613 mitzvot following the order of the weekly parsha. He explains the source of each mitzvah, suggests a reason for it and the lesson it contains for us, and provides a summary of its laws. “Sefer HaChinuch” gives expression to the essence of the mitzvot in a manner that speaks to the heart of the Jew. It presents the grandeur of the 613 mitzvot in an unparalleled way, combining basic halachic concepts with fundamental perspectives of Torah hashkafa.

More than a decade ago, ArtScroll published the Schottenstein Edition “Book of Mitzvos/Sefer HaChinuch,” with English translation and elucidation, to great acclaim. Many readers requested an enhanced Hebrew version that included and expanded its unique features, and so ArtScroll’s team of talmidei chachamim began work on the all-Hebrew Sefer HaChinuch/Book of Mitzvos. Now, with the publication of the seventh volume (Parshat Ki Teitzei – Parshat VeZos HaBerachah) the set is complete.

Machon Yerushalayim graciously provided its authoritative Hebrew text of the “Sefer HaChinuch.” Following the format of the Schottenstein Edition Hebrew Talmud, every word and phrase is translated into easier Hebrew and elucidated. Extensive notes give the background of the mitzvah, explanations of important concepts and references to other classic sources for further research. The very popular Insights section draws upon major mussar and Chassidic works to examine the spiritual meaning of the mitzvah and how we can apply them to our own lives.

The Zichron Asher Herzog Hebrew Edition of Sefer HaChinuch is a masterpiece of Halacha, hashkafa and Torah scholarship that will surely become a mainstay in Torah homes and institutions.

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