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Jaroslaw, Aaron

Works: 4 works in 5 publications in 3 languages and 5 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries 
Roles: Commentator, Commentator for written text
Classifications: BC105.A7, 160
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Most widely held works by Aaron Jaroslaw
Sefer Netivot ha-shalom( Book )

2 editions published in 1783 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This German translation of the Torah/Pentateuch began, by Mendelssohn's own account, as a project for the instruction of his sons, yet he soon recognized its general utility. In his overall introduction to it he explained that it was designed to provide the younger generation of Jewish students with an alternative to the extant Yiddish translations, which failed to do justice to the beauties of the original, and the available Christian translations, which strayed too far from the Masoretic text and traditional rabbinic interpretations of it. Elsewhere, in a private letter to his non-Jewish friend August Hennings, Mendelssohn described the translation as a "first step toward culture" for his nation. The German text of the translation was written, in accordance with the custom that prevailed among German Jews, in Hebrew characters, and the commentary, Bi'ur, in Hebrew. In addition to serving, as David Sorkin has put it, as "a usable digest of the medieval literalist tradition," the commentary provided Mendelssohn with a venue for the articulation of the theological views that he was soon to spell out more systematically in "Jerusalem." (Source: EJ, 2nd ed., 2007)
Beʻur milot ha-higayon by Moses Maimonides( Book )

1 edition published in 1791 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seper Ntiybwt hašalwm : whwʼ ḥibwr kwlel ḥamešet ḥwmšey Twrah( Book )

in Aramaic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

@[Sefer nethibosh haschalam]( Book )

1 edition published in 1795 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.86 (from 0.76 for Beʻur milo ... to 0.99 for Seper Ntiy ...)

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Aaron Jarosław German biblical scholar