For centuries Jews have pored over the weekly parasha with the classic Rashi commentary, aided by supercommentaries that elucidated Rashi's meaning. The Gur Arye was the Maharal of Prague's contribution to our understanding of Rashi; in it the Maharal combined philosophical and kabbalistic insights with straightforward explanations of Rashi's words. This three-volume series presents Dr. Moshe Kuhr's translation of the Gur Arye, which for the first time offers the English-speaking audience a taste of the Maharal's brilliance, along with insightful explanations that further the reader's understanding of the text.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Moshe David Kuhr attended Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim in Baltimore and attained his medical degree from the University of Chicago. After forty years of pediatric practice, he made aliya with his wife Phyllis to Katamon, Jerusalem, where he learns, teaches and writes. His Torah mentors include Rabbis Boruch Milikovsky zl, Berel Wein, Moshe Tendler, Avraham Pessin zl, Yaakov Haber and more recently Yitzchak Breitowitz. His published works include The Lion Cub of Prague: Genesis, (Devora Press, 2006), a rendition of Maharals supercommentary on the first book of the Torah, and Igeret Hakodesh: The Holy Letter(Mosaica Press, 2011). The Kuhrs have four sons, three of whom have made aliya, and nine grandchildren, seven of whom live in Israel.
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