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In R Yirmeyahu Bindman's biography of the Ramchal (from 1995), he writes indeed that Most of the Ramchal's works were not published in his lifetime but circulated in manuscript or small, privately printed editions. [...] Manuscript material that remains unpublished has recently been gathered together [...] but some items are still uncompiled. He then ...


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Amazon.com has 6 books on the subject of Maaser Kesafim. Maaser Kesafim and the Development of Tax Law points to the Florida Tax Review article on the subject. Halachos of Ma'aser Kesafim Apr 4, 2011 by Rabbi Yisroel Bronstein is the newest book on the Amazon page. Maaser Kesafim: Giving a Tenth to Charity says on the cover that it was edited by Cyril ...


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I have recorded a brief Hebrew-English translation with all the Rashis succinctly woven into the translation. In addition, anything which is difficult to understand I add additional comments from other commentaries. One of my goals is that unlike many nach shiurim I aim to translate accurately every word. All previous Shiurim are available in a google drive ...


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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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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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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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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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According to the listing from Wikipedia, it was written in the 13th century. It's author is unknown. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sefer_Nizzahon_Yashan The claim is that based on style of language, it probably originated in Germany. From the time frame, it sounds like it followed on the heels of the notorious 'Disputation of Paris' which took place ...


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According to Wikipedia: Sefer Nizzahon Yashan (ספר ניצחון) "The (old) Book of Victory" is an anonymous 13th Century Jewish apologetic text originating in Germany. The name "old" (Hebrew yashan, Latin vetus) is attached to distinguish the work from Yom-Tov Lipmann-Muhlhausen of Prague's work of the same name, Sefer Nizzahon, written between 1401-1405. It is ...


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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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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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