Journey through the Five Megillot (Scrolls) with insightful commentary and a special focus on the Land of Israel. Includes the full, original Hebrew text with clear English translation. This single volume contains the texts of all five scrolls: Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther. While each has its own unique content and style, they all offer insight into the connections between the Children of Israel and God, the Land of Israel and the Torah.
In the Bible
When you come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession.
The book of Leviticus includes not only this verse, but also the pivotal maxim: “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Lev. 19:18). Over the centuries Judaism has made great contributions to the world, but according to Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, it was the three words, ואהבת לרעך כמוך (‘Love your neighbor as yourself') that are the key to Jewish law and best express Judaism’s major contribution to civilization. Gain more insight with the Israel Bible, containing both English and Hebrew, as well as meaningful Israel commentary.