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I have no time to read the article - and therefore do not endorse anything they write. The Rabbis instituted that Holy Books like a Sefer Torah would defile the hands. Why? Because people would keep their Teruma (tithes to be given to the Cohen) with their Holy Books. This was to prevent their Teruma from becoming Tameh (impure). The rationale was the ...


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Hovos HaLevavos / Kitab ul-Hidayah ila Fara'idh il-Qulub, as edited by the scholoar A S Yahuda, is available here: https://archive.org/details/alhidjailfarida00yahugoog A S Yahuda's edition is in Arabic script. Before that edition, the book was usually (or, I think, always) copied and read in Hebrew script. You can buy an edition in that format, as edited ...


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This 17 volume set covers everything you're looking for. Each sefer covers both halacha, customs and Chassidic insights as explained by the Lubavitcher Rebbe. There are extensive footnotes to look up original sources. http://store.kehotonline.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HRE-SHAAM.S This second set, Nitai Gavriel, is not specifically Chassidut. It is Halacha. ...


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You can add the Shem MiShmuel by Rabbi Shmuel Bornsztain, the second Sochatchover Rebbe, to your list. Also, the Maharal MiPrague predates Hassidism but has been described as a forefather of Chassidus in terms of machshavic thought. (I believe he heavily influenced Rav Tzadok.) He has works related to many of the moadim including Gevurot Hashem on Pesach, ...


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For an in-depth book in English: Hilchot Tefillah by R. David Brofsky https://www.ou.org/oupress/product/hilchot-tefilla-a-comprehensive-guide-to-the-laws-of-daily-prayer/


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In a long and interesting response on the laws of handling Jewish books R Yirmiyohu Kaganoff specifically writes this appears permitted to him, see here where he writes Anyone visiting a sefarim store witnesses piles of bagged or boxed sefarim lying on the floor. Are these stores violating the halacha that states "One may not place Sifrei Torah or ...


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Nesivos Sholom Moadim volume, from the Slonimer Rebbe. Also there are Lubavitcher Rebbe Moadim Sichos.


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I would strongly recommend 'Family Purity, A Guide to Marital Fulfillment" by Rabbi Fishel Jacobs. It is in English, is well written and heavily footnoted, showing all the sources that you enumerate. Additionally, Rabbi Jacobs relied heavily on input and questions from women in assembling the book to make it accessible and practicable for both husband and ...


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Bnai Yissaschar is based on the months and thoroughly goes through each Yom Tov.


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During aliyah le'regel the cohanim would draw back the paroches to show the aron ha'kodesh and say, re'u chibaschem liphnei ha'makom ke'chibas zachar u'nekevah. See your belovedness before Hashem like the love between a man and a woman. Given that framing the page shows its endearment and also given that the kedusha of the page is less than that of the ...


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This is a very good question and something that should be developed throughout ones life. Particularly in newer reprints of classics, they are heavily footnoted with both additional explanation and source notations. The books of Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan are a great example. A key to developing tools for exegesis is to learn the notes in addition to the text. ...


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Here are three books on Jewish marriage and respect between spouses which I would recommend, out of many I read Made in Heaven: A Jewish Wedding Guide by R Aryeh Kaplan -- in my view the best guide to a Jewish wedding and through this to building the foundations of a strong Jewish couple The Jewish Way in Love & Marriage by R Maurice Lamm which also ...


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Nefesh Shimshon based on the lectures of Rabbi Shimshon Pinkus is one of those modern classics that has found a wide audience in this area. The series does not cover all the moadim as of yet, see the list of works here


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For future reference, there are two more very relevant books on the topic in English. I read them both and they are excellent Third Key: Jewish Guide to Fertility by Baruch and Michal Finkelstein, with haskamot (approbations) from R Yisroel Belsky, R David Cohen (Brooklyn), R Zeev Leef. Relevant sections are those on assisted reproductive technology, ...


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Fraenkel, Avinoam (trans./comm.) Nefesh HaTzimtzum: Rabbi Cahim Volozhin’s Nefesh HaChaim with Translation and Commentary, two volumes (Jerusalem – New York: Urim Publications, 2015). This edition provides the complete Nefesh HaChaim in English and Hebrew, along with a wealth of supplementary material, including a “deeply Kabbalistic” tract by Rabbi ...



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