Translation is perhaps the most immediate form of commentary, and Onkelos’ 1st-century Aramaic rendition of the Torah was considered the greatest of all. A convert from a royal Roman family, he defied his imperial origins to join the Jewish people, to whom he gave the eternal gift of his scholarship. Part IV of the Letters Flying Free series, team-taught with Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum at the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst.