Ofeq Institute (Machon Ofeq)Rabbi Avraham Shoshana, a brilliant talmid of Rav Mordechai Gifter, zt"l, founded the Ofeq Institute for the research of original Hebrew medieval manuscripts and their publication in critical, annotated editions. He also serves as the chief editor of its publications and is the editor of numerous classics by rishonim, books which have become essential items on the bookshelves of study halls.
Machon Ofeq was established to discover unknown, unidentified or unpublished classical Hebrew manuscripts, to locate them, edit them according to the highest Torah and scientific standards, and publish useful, high-quality editions.
Rabbi Shoshana was one of the first to be received by the Russian State Library (formerly, the Lenin State Library) in Moscow; its directors granted Ofeq Institute exclusive rights of publication to choice material from the Baron Guenzburg Collection. The current publication of these long lost classics of Jewish learning is enriching our spiritual culture with jewels of Torah and Judaic learning, long awaited for decades.
List of Publications by Rabbi Shoshana:
Novellae by R. Meir ha-Levi Abulafia (RaMaH) and Early Shittot on Tractate Gittin, Two VolumesWith an addendum of the discourses of Rabbi Mordechai Gifter ZT"L on the first chapter of Tractate Gittin.
Derekh Binah, Commentary on the Book of Judges (Shofetim)
The Book of Job with the commentaries of Rashi, Rabbenu Jacob b. Meir Tam, and a disciple of Rashi (Rabbenu Shemaya)
The Book of Ezekiel with the Commentary of Rabbi Joseph Hayyun
Tosafot HaRosh on Tractate HagigahSupercommentary of R. Asher b. Jehiel on tractate Hagigah of the Babylonian Talmud
Mesillat Yesharim by R. Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto (RaMHaL)
Mesillat Yesharim A: Dialogue VersionMesillat Yesharim B: Thematic Version
בין המסילות Bein Hamesilot
A comprehensive study of the two versions of Mesillat Yesharim: Dialogue and Thematic
The Complete Mesillat Yesharim by Rabbi Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto Dialogue and Thematic Versions, the bi-lingual edition
Illuminating the Festivals