Publishing at the Speed of Light
In the world of publishing, we are witnessing an absolute miracle.
It’s unheard of for a complete set of 14 volumes to be released in under two years!
But that’s what happens when Rabbi Meir Elituv gets on a project. He’s not just a man on a mission, but one “with guns blazing”!
Pioneering a new Hebrew-English Mishneh Torah, featuring the Rebbe’s commentary.
This set is being produced alongside the 3-chapters-per-day study cycle, this year, with an average of one book per month being printed!
A team of 22 scholars around the world works feverishly to organize and translate over a thousand teachings of the Rebbe on Rambam, while typesetters and book-binders pull the other publishing logistics into place.
For the most part, the work has been done in Hebrew already. There too, we witnessed a similar miracle, with the entire set of Mishneh Torah being published under 2 years.
However, in the Hebrew edition, much of the content had been collected and printed in byte-size portions in the weekly Dvar Malchus publication. For many years, Rabbi Elituv would publish (anonymously) an insight from the Rebbe on the daily Rambam, accumulating a wealth of the Rebbe’s commentary on Rambam. Eventually this was organized – and expanded – in the Hebrew edition of “Pardes HaMelech”.
The English translation, though, is fresh.
(Not only of the commentary, but even a new translation of the Rambam itself!)
While most of the translations of commentary are from the Hebrew edition, new discoveries in recent years and new sets of eyes on the project are bringing original content to the project. The incredible speed at which this is all happening is dizzying and frankly mind-blowing.
Currently, 7 volumes (Sifrei Mada, Ahava, Zmanim, Nashim, Kedusha, Hafla’a & Zera’im) are already available, with the next couple in development.
Rabbi Elituv is aiming to complete the entire Mishneh Torah set by next Yud-Alef Nissan (5783), with each individual volume being released almost monthly.
The pre-purchase model is like a subscription, whereby those who sign-up for the set receive each book as it is printed. To receive your own set, visit Rambam-Rebbe.com
A Daily Rambam Insight from the Rebbe
Chayenu3 is a new weekly publication, by Chayenu, featuring Chitas & 3 Prokim Rambam, in Hebrew-English (from the Moznaim Rambam).
Partnering with “Pardes HaMelech” and Rabbi Elituv, Chayenu3 has begun a new column, where every single day of Rambam features an idea from the Rebbe on that day’s Rambam.
This is an unprecedented opportunity for those learning daily 3 Prokim to have a teaching of the Rebbe, in English, printed alongside the daily shiur. This new content, translated by Rabbi Elituv’s team, debuts in the weekly Chayenu3, and is then incorporated into the next volume for print.
Experience what it’s like to learn the daily Rambam alongside a daily teaching from the Rebbe – at least for this week.
To subscribe to Chayenu3, visit: Chayenu.org/3
The truth is that the idea of having a daily thought from the Rebbe on Rambam began a few years ago, with the milestone 40th cycle of Limud HaRambam, where many new initiatives were launched, taking the daily study to new heights. Shliach Rabbi Yossi Lipskier of Sherman Oaks, California, began a podcast sharing – in English! – a thought from the Rebbe on each day’s Rambam. Although, in past years there have been books, like Yayn Malchus (From Lahak/Kehot) which collected the Rebbe’s teachings on Rambam – culled from the many Farbrengens where the Rebbe would comment on that day’s Rambam – these were never a comprehensive collection addressing each day’s Rambam, and certainly not in English.
This novelty was pioneered by Rabbi Lipskier. He later published this research in Hebrew in Otzar HaMelech.
Today, the first English presentation of a daily insight from the Rebbe on the Rambam Yomi is in Chayenu3, culled from the Pardes HaMelech series.
Download this week’s sample PDF – here.
What a way to learn Rambam every day!
This weekly section in Chayenu3 is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Yosef Simpson, in memory of his father, R’ Leibel Simpson A”H.