The books of Jeremiah contain the prophecies of Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah. The divine ethics. Morality and prayer. Injunctions addressed to the leaders of the people, priests and false prophets. Lamentations over the calamitous destruction of the Temple and of the land of Israel. Words of encouragement and consolation. Israel's mission. Prophecies concerning the fate of other nations beside Israel. Chronicle of the events leading up to the exile and of the period immediately afterwards. Gedaliah, son of Hilkiah, and departure for Egypt.
The Torah Anthology is a clear, modern translation of Me'am Lo'ez, hailed as "the outstanding work of Ladino literature." Written by Rabbi Yaakov Culi, one of the greatest Sephardic sages of his times, the book was first published in 1730. It changed the spiritual climate of the entire Mediterranian region.
Eastern Jews esteemed Me'am Lo'ez as a major classic, affording it the same status as the Talmud and Mishnah. Reading it each day was a religious duty; it was a highly popular text for synagogue classes held each evening.
Many count Me'am Lo'ez among the best commentaries ever written on the Bible - in any language. The book is a veritable enclyclopedia of Jewish knowledge.
In 1967, Moznaim (Vagshal) put out a Hebrew translation, Yalkut Me'am Lo'ez, and it proved to be one of the most popular Hebrew books ever published. Close to a quater million have already been sold.