Posted on | October 24, 2011 | By Administrator | 11 Comments
Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg has been quoted saying that a person can fulfill the Targum (translation) portion of Shnayim Mikra V’Echad Targum by reading the Art Scroll translation. (I’m assuming that a Metsudah translation would also suffice.) In addition the Mishna Berurah says one can fulfill one of the Shnayim Mikras (two readings) by following along in Shul on Shabbos during the leining.
Chazal want us to be conversant with the entire Torah so they instituted Shnayim Mikra. We can work towards that goal by reading the parsha once at home and once in the Shul and learning the Art Scroll or Metsudah.
It’s an important relatively easy Mitzvah to fulfill so why not embrace it.
If you want some additional English commentary on the parsha Torah.org has compiled quite a collection over the years. Why not check it out.