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Prolific author Scharfstein's The Five Books of Moses: An Easy-To-Read Torah Translation(2005) was recently recommended by LJ for Hebrew school and family use, largely because of its clear and simple language and accessibility. Here, Scharfstein has taken his Torah translation, revised and updated his illustrations and introduction (which covers, e.g., Torah history and scholarship, holidays, and ceremonies), and added commentaries by classical and contemporary rabbinic commentators to over 2000 biblical passages. Although not all of the commentaries are attributed, all are easy to understand and help clarify this complex yet central text for readers from YAs to adults. Recommended for public and Hebrew school libraries-even those that own the 2005 translation-for its wealth of commentary; also recommended for interested families who did not purchase the previous text.