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Can someone recommend a good edition of Aish Kodesh by R. Kalonymus Kalman Shapiro? I am looking for an English or Hebrew edition.

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  • Isn't there only one English and one Hebrew edition? What are the options you're asking from.
    – robev
    Jan 26 at 11:55
  • As a limud zchut, the OP might be interested in French. I mention it here because one of the other similar books extracted from the Shoah, a set of responsa on Shoah-related topics called "Mi-maamakim" written by R Oshry, was translated to French and remains available in that language despite not being available in English
    – mbloch
    Jan 26 at 15:01

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There are two separate versions, 1 for the Hebrew version, 1 for the English version.

Hebrew version: Sefer Aish Kodesh

Torah Discourses on the weekly Torah portions from the Years of Wrath, by Rabbi Klonimus Kalmish of Piasetzna(1889-1943), during his days at the Warsaw Getto (1940-1943), spoken on shabbats and holidays. His writings were found in the ruins of the Warsaw Getto.

And the Feldheim version

English version: Warmed By The Fire Of The Aish Kodesh

[...] Because of this influence, Rav Moshe Weinberger chose to name a newly established shul in Woodmere, New York, after the Rebbe's sefer Aish Kodesh and instituted an annual hilula on the Rebbe's yahrtzeit, attended by approximately 1,000 Jews of all types and ages from throughout the tri-state area. This sefer consists of the Torah taught by Rav Weinberger at these annual hilula gatherings.

So basically, the last one from Eichlers contains the teachings of Rav Weinberger on Sefer Aish Kodesh.

The English version is also available on other sites, such as Amazon

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  • Thanks for this information. It looks like the Hebrew version from Eichler's and the one from Feldheim are actually both the Feldheim addition. Am I understanding this correctly?
    – Bs234570
    Jan 26 at 12:56
  • That's correct! The publisher is Feldheim Publishers, just a different retailer.
    – Shmuel
    Jan 26 at 12:58
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    Got it. Thank you!
    – Bs234570
    Jan 26 at 13:31
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    – mbloch
    Jan 26 at 15:04
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    Jan 26 at 15:05
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I have 3 English books extracted or translated from the writings of the Aish Kodesh, R Kalonymos Kalman Shapira Hyd.

All 3 are excellent if you are interested in understanding the Aish Kodesh, but they are not easy reading. They convey a deep sense of anguish and suffering, increasing as time passes, as he tries to make sense of the pain they are going through.

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