Thursday, June 19, 2008

Coming This Summer - the Kleinman Edition of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch

The essential laws for observant Jewish living are presented succinctly in the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, a classic digest of the more massive four-volume Code of Jewish Law. Since Rav Shlomo Ganzfried published the first Kitzur in the 1860’s, this classic has gone through numerous editions. ArtScroll is preparing an unprecedentedly clear and thorough treatment of the "Kitzur." It has the familiar phrase-by-phrase elucidation and commentary that have made the Schottenstein Talmud and the Sapirstein Rashi so popular. In addition, it includes rulings from the Mishnah Berurah and Harav Moshe Feinstein when they differ from the Kitzur. The first book in this multi-volume series (simanim 1-34) will be released this summer. The ArtScroll Kitzur Shulchan Aruch is being produced by a team of dedicated Torah scholars, under the direction of Rabbi Yosaif Asher Weiss, who is also the editor of the Daily Dose of Torah series. The project is dedicated by Brochie and Elly Kleinman, who are the patron dedicators of the Daily Dose of Torah series.