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Shnayim Mikrah- English Translation Instead of Targum?

Question:

Cvod Harav,
May I read the Artscroll interlinear Chumash English Translation instead of Targum Onkelos to fulfill the mitzvah of Shnayim Mikrah?
Thanks Rav!

 

Answer:

Than you for your question.

It depends on your level of understanding of the Rashi. if you understand it then you should read the¬†Rashi however if you can’t understand it, then you may read it in English from a reliable English source.

Best wishes

Sources:

O:CH 285-3 M”B 4,5. R’ Dovid Feinstein in the name of R’ Moshe Feinstein ZT”L in Yagel Yackov pg. 208. The Taz 285-2 says if someone can’t understand the Rashi, he can read it with a translation, which would mean that if one can understand it, that he should preferably read it from the Rashi itself.

 

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