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Rabbi Avigdor Miller told Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen towards the end of his life that he was able to see the Tzelem Elokim in every person, even a goy. I heard this from Rabbi Simcha Bunim himself, with that said, and having seen it himself. I don't need to see this in any other sefer, I trust Rabbi Avigdor Miller.


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My experience in mainstream Yeshivish circles is that if someone has heard of one commentary on the Zohar, it's the Sulam. (Among sefardim where learning kaballa is more popular, the standard is the Matok Midvash which is more textual.)


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Rav Ashlag was considered by his contemporaries as a scholar of note as well as a mystic. However, his ideas on Kabbalah were considered very un-orthodox and thus he was always considered a fringe personality. Famously, he was an ardent socialist to the extent that in a meeting with Ben-Gurion the first Prime Minister of the State of Israel complained: “I ...


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I have seen Rav Ashlag's commentary on the Zohar (The Sulam) in many varying shuls and yeshivot in Israel and I have never heard of anyone who thought to exclude his works from the Orthodox canon. Many yeshivot do not promote the study of kabbalah so perhaps they would not have a zohar at all. On the other hand, Philip Berg the founder of the Kabbalah ...


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I would recommend a few different texts. Chiefly, since you are looking for something basic and fundamental, I would encourage you to check out Yitzhak Frank, Grammar for Gemara and Targum Onkelos (Jerusalem, 2009). He goes into detail as regards the relationship of different Aramaic dialects to one another, their relationship with Hebrew (Biblical and ...


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i recommend that instead of a book you listen to a 5 part lecture series from Web Yeshiva featuring Rabbi Dovid Fink who goes into the exact details you are looking for. The signup is free, and you can download the videos. http://www.webyeshiva.org/class.php?cid=1179


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There's a new print available, published in 5774 (2014) by Machon HaRisonim v'HaAcharonim. It has improved print quality, many of the printing errors from the original editiosn are fixed, and many of the rashei teivot have been expanded (though it appears that sources who are mostly known by their rashei teivot, like the Taz, have not been expanded). It ...


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Start out by using a used book metasearch engine to look for what you want. I know a couple of (secular) used booksellers and I hear that http://used.addall.com/ is good. If that doesn't work, set up email alerts with various websites. Start out by setting up an AbeBooks "want" and an Ebay saved search with email notifications. AbeBooks supports Boolean ...


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One Sefer that he wrote is called Ahavas Yisroel which lists 127 Mitzvos whose foundation is in the version "love your friend as yourself." I have heard of references to other things being printed, but I haven't found a title other than this one, and as far as I can tell they are all printed posthumously for the first time.


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Oz vehadar makes no-frills 5 and 6 volume sets. My 5 volume set is about 8 inches tall, and each volume is about 2 inches wide. There are a number of places to get them in the US. They run around $110-130, though you can probably find them cheaper during a sale. The all paperback 20 volume set is $80. You can even purchase them directly from Oz Vehadar in ...


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Dr. Aviad Yehiel Hollander, secretary of the Jewish Law Association, has posted a recent article from R. Zvi Stampfer on his groundbreaking work on Rambam's commentary on masekhet Ketubot from the Talmud Yerushalmi. This includes manuscripts recently identified from the Fustat geniza that were not available to Prof. Lieberman when he published his work on ...


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It's not available that I know of (other than possible illegal copies). However, it is available in both print and electronic forms from JTS/Schoken Books. Hope that this helps. Kol tuv.


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here you go: http://www.docdroid.net/rko0/kefayet.pdf.html and a review by a scholar you should be sure to read: ...



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