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I decided to get the Simanim tikkun. It's really cool. It provides all of the requirements in the question, and more. This is an example of the beginning of parshat Shmot in the pocket-sized edition. Some features to notice: Shva na/ch -- ונפתלי, for example, shows both versions Kamatz katan -- on וימת Weekday aliyah breaks -- the diamonds before ויקם ...


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Text from the 1859 Leipzig edition: http://www.sefaria.org/Iggerot_HaRambam,_Iggeret_Kanaut


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Mishna B'rura 554:5 says one may not issue halachic rulings or hear a court case on 9 Av (when Torah study is forbidden) "because law is Torah". The same would seem to me to apply to practical-halacha books of te sort you mention, but, as always, consult your rabbi if this is a practical question for you.


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This is found in Sha'arei K'dusha 1:2: והנה ענין המידות הן מוטבעות באדם בנפש השפלה הנקראת "יסודית", הכלולה מארבע בחינות, הדומם והצומחת והבהמית והמדברת. כי גם הן מורכבות מטוב ורע, והנה בנפש הזה תלויות המידות הטובות והרעות, והן כסא ויסוד ושורש אל הנפש העליונה השכלית, אשר בה תלויין תרי"ג מצות התורה כנזכר לעיל בשער ראשון. ולפיכך אין המידות מכלל התרי"ג מצות, ...


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Since some information is better than no information.... Online, collected on the Jewish Book Review blog, I found several reviews of Shabbat, The Right Way, and Jewish Prayer, The Right Way. In general they were appreciative, though one or two noted places where Rabbi Simcha Cohen's conclusions were outside the flow of halachic opinion. I ordered Jewish ...



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