Is there a Samson Raphael Hirsch pirush on chumash available online?

Preferably an English version and preferably something easy to copy and paste off of.

There are times I would like to post something on this site that he writes in his pirush, and it would be much easier to just copy and paste.

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    Are you looking for a particular format? E.g. it must be text, it can be an OCRed document? A particular language? A particular translation?
    – mevaqesh
    Nov 28, 2016 at 16:59

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R' Hirsch's commentary is available in Hebrew translation as one of the commentaries in AlHatorah.org's Mikraot Gedolot.

You can jump straight to his commentary on a particular verse using a URL of the form



  • BBB is the name of the book - Bereshit, Shemot, Vayikra, Bemidbar, or Devarim
  • C is the chapter number
  • V is the verse number
  • Wonderful! Thanks. That URL form isn't really working for me, but this is great. Is this the standard Hebrew Hirsch?
    – user6591
    Feb 7, 2020 at 1:07

Here you will find his most important works, but only in German:

Until now I did not find any translation in English which is available online.

  • +1 thanks for this. I was going to add preferably in English, but that would have been meant as apposed to hebrew. This came as a surprise to me:) But thanks again.
    – user6591
    Nov 28, 2016 at 16:58
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    German is the original. Both English and Hebrew are translations.
    – LN6595
    Nov 28, 2016 at 17:11
  • Try using Google Translate.
    – LN6595
    Nov 28, 2016 at 17:11
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    @LN6595 I am aware German is the original. I didn't expect anyone to suggest it. An oversight on my part. If you are suggesting Google translate, I'll assume you don't use it much for anything too important.
    – user6591
    Nov 28, 2016 at 18:49

The Feldheim (1948) English introduction to Genesis Vol. I from Creation to the Death of Avrohom, can be found here and here.

It is copy-pastable, but far from perfectly.

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