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Nishmat Avraham by Rabbi Dr Avraham Avraham is a classic and is available in Hebrew and English (Artscroll). He discusses IVF quite a few times. In Vol 3, p15 he begins by quoting R' Waldenberg (Tzitz Eliezer 15:45) who doesn't approve, and then quotes R' Nebenzahl (Asya 34), R' Ovadia Yosef (Yabia Omer 8 EH 21) and R' Eliashiv who all permit AIH. Nishmas ...
I would like to add the fact that in my personal opinion, I believe self help does not have a religion, whether Christianity or Judaism, the idea behind the primary conceptions of self help fall within the idea of one being capable of accepting oneself from within. Self help may not be considered as a religious presence, it is a study of self and despite ...
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There is also the matter of accepting the conclusions of academic scholarship when they conflict with standard Jewish tradition. It is not just the authorship of the Zohar (and the Bahir, and the Sefer Yetzira, etc.) which have been called into question, even books in Tanach such as Yeshayahu HaNavi have, by academics, been proposed to have multiple authors ...
Halakha First of all, the question of authorship doesn't necessarily affect the Zohar's importance in halakha; I'm not sure why you think that this it would "obviously affect the way of poskining". The question of how Kabbalah affects Halacha is not a simple one, and does not really depend on the Zohar's authorship, because even if it were written by a ...
The author of the Zohar was undoubtedly Rashbi z"l. Yes I am aware that there was a Rishon who wrote that it seems it may have been Rav de Leon; look in Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan's book "Meditation and Kabbalah" - he refutes this for two reasons: One is that we only have part of that Rishon's manuscript on the subject it is very possible that in the end he does ...
The chassidim in communities i know, this means poskim and dayanim, who bishita don't view the mishna berurah as the posek achron rely upon the rav shulchan aruch. This is a general attitude, not limited to satmar.
I can't comment on the other editions, but Rabbi Isadore Grunfeld's translation of Horeb is excellent, as is his (nearly 100 page!) introduction. I consider this sefer a must-read for all Jews, as it is a unique, comprehensive and compelling philosophy of Judaism, as well as a concise summary of all halacha relevant to the life of an observant Jew. The ...
Hirsch Chumash - typographically and linguistically, the Feldheim is more legible than the Judaica Press. It was newly translated (the JP version was translated a while ago), so it will make for an easier read than the older version. Nineteen Letters - can be found here for pay (good print) and here for free (older translation, older print; still legible ...
The argument about the "authenticity" of the Zohar is usually part of a broader argument against the validity of kabbala. The teachings of Kabbala, as presented in the Zohar and related works, are generally accepted as an intrinsic part of Jewish tradition by the broad mainstream of Jewish tradition. As such it has had a profound impact on Jewish thought, as ...
The OYW app has a bunch of them. (iPhone|Android|Web Browser), and http://breslev.eip.co.il/ has a couple of them.
I happened to stumble across this book today and instantly thought of this question. I've never read it so I have no idea what the contents are, but from the title it appears to be what you're looking for. The Eternal Books Retold: A Rabbi Summarizes the 39 Books of the Bible
Yes, Ha'emek She'elah is on Hebrewbooks.org, though they aren't labelled as such (you have to search for 'Sheiltos') Links: Vol 1 on Beraishis-Shemos Vol 2 on Vayikra Vol 3 on Bamidbar-Devarim
R. Schachter's sefarim are available at the annual YU Seforim Sale that takes place every February or so. Most of them can be read electronically through the Otzar Hachachmah database. However, if you're just interested in the article on techeiles, which is only six pages long, those pages are available online via the techelet website: page 13 page 14 ...
chabad.org Lubavitch's primary online voice carries a fine review of the book: http://www.chabad.org/news/article_cdo/aid/2619597/jewish/Biography-of-the-Rebbe-Hits-New-York-Times-Best-Seller-List.htm It would seem they strongly approve.
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