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I found it! Hope the information is valuable to others. See http://dafyomireview.com/ and go to "advanced review programs".


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This website gives the range of Koren machzorim including the ones with a commentary by Lord Rabbi Sacks. The blurb reads: The Koren Sacks Rosh HaShana Mahzor and the Koren Sacks Yom Kippur Mahzor are a pair of Hebrew/English prayer books for the High Holidays with translation and commentary by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, one of today's leading Jewish ...


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The 1917 JPS Translation is the best Bible for finding out what the Bible says in English, but not necessarily for finding out what it means. There are many ambiguous phrases in the Bible, and in the Torah, and the 1917 JPS leaves the ambiguity without interpreting it for you. If you want an interpretive Bible there are many, some people recommend Artscroll, ...


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Rabbi Triebitz has a 20 part series on this, on Hashkafacircle, here. It should be noted that some of his ideas are non-standard.


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Kol Avraham has Daf Yomi shiurim in Yiddish. The recordings I sampled seem to have a bit of echo, but were otherwise of decent quality.


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Sefaria's is incomplete, but it does start with the first chapter as requested.


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Or you could try the Training Manual For Bikur Cholim Volunteers put out by The Rabbi Isaac N. Trainin Bikur Cholim Coordinating Council, http://www.bikurcholimcc.org/.


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See The Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim and The Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim Part 2.


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A relative of mine uses plywood boards laid out on some 2x4 beams. You only have to level the beams and the floor is as good as indoors.


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I have never actually used it as my sukka is built on cement, but you can get Campsite flooring (For example, maybe in a different color or a different option). Many of these camp mats dry quickly, allow water to drain properly, can be staked down, and shouldn't kill your grass (hopefully). Edit: Here is a link where you can actually buy the stuff. Edit ...


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You could try laying pavers or other flat stones / slate over the grass or dirt, if your area is somewhat even. If it is isn't even, you may have to put gravel or a layer of soil to cover the area and smooth it down before laying the pavers. My driveway is dirt and gravel, but the majority of it is even, fortunately. I do a get a bit of ponding after a ...


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As you had suggested in your comment, Pirkei Avot has numerous adages regarding ethical behavior, Torah study, etc. It is good, but for a beginner, not really focused on one specific area. I think that a better, more focused approach would be the beginning two sub-volumes in Rambam's (Maimonedes) Mishnah Torah - Sefer Mada, spec. Hilchot Yesodei Hatorah ...


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http://www.biblewheel.com/GR/GR_Database.php?SearchBy_Gematria=60 it lets you put in a number but only gives you single word with the same gematriya it searches the tenach very fast (but lihavdil it also searches the new testament)


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See this page from thinkexist.com It has an assortment of quotes and proverbs, many from the Talmud from different sources. (Kudos to my shul's web site (left anonymous) for telling me about this link.)


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This is a link to an English translation of Pirkei Avot (Teachings of Our Fathers). Pirkei Avot is one of the texts that is widely studied and it seems to meet your requirements.


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


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The only book I know on the subject (and which we used to use in the classroom) is http://www.amazon.com/Akiba-story-Rabbi-his-times/dp/B0007I4HMW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438693257&sr=8-1&keywords=Akiva%2C+The+Story+of+Rabbi+Akiva+and+his+Times though we also used http://www.amazon.com/As-Driven-Leaf-Milton-Steinberg/dp/0874419506 which deals ...


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Try Kenigsburg in Meah shearim. He's located on 72 Shmuel Salant, if I recall correctly. Rabbi Yaakov Chenegal in Bnei Berak also does custom tikkunim on demand if you can't find a regular one. Edit: I don't have either phone number but you can probably find them in Israeli phone directories.


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Try Aronson's "Maimonides' Introduction to His Commentary on the Mishnah" (1995).


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I suggest contacting the folks at Machon Moreshet Ashkenaz, which is (in their words) "dedicated to the research, preservation and transmission of the unique religious values, customs, and folklore of German Jewry, as they existed prior to the Holocaust." This includes research into nusach and liturgigal minhagim. This page discusses liturgy and has some ...


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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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It turns out that the research I did before asking this question was simply too good. Marx reprints the letters at the end of his article (starting at page 343), which is available online for free through JSTOR.



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