The Book of The Twelve Prophets: Volume 1
Publisher Judaica Press
The Book of The Twelve Prophets Vol. 1, commences with G-d's enigmatic command to Hosea to "take a wife of harlotry and children of harlotry" and its symbolic meaning. His prophecy concludes with his famous exhortation: "Return, O Israel," read on the most solumn Shabbath of the Jewish year, the Shabbath between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Next we read of the catastrophic locust plague, graphically depicted by Joel. The third prophecy is that of Amos, who prophesied in Bethel, one of the capitals of the Northern Kingdom, the site of one of Jeroboam's idolatrous shrines. He remained undaunted by the persecution he suffered and clung tenaciously to the fulfillment of his mission. The fourth prophecy is that of Obadiah, who prophesies the downfall of Edom, and the fifth is that of Jonah, whose history is probably the most well known of the Twelve. This invaluable aid to learning Tanach is used by students around the world! It provides the benefit of owning two sets in one, since each volume features both the complete Hebrew Mikraoth Gedoloth as well as a concise, modern English translation of the text with extensive commentary. In addition, each and every Rashi is translated, as are selections from the Ramban, Sforno, Rashbam, Ibn Ezra, from Talmudic and Midrashic sources, and numerous other commentaries never before translated. Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, zt"l, gave his unstinting approbation to this now classic series.