Is there a book that serves as a practical guide in English to applying the Brisker method of learning Gemara?

  • On how many feet?
    – Double AA
    Jul 26 '12 at 17:53
  • Have you looked at the External Links section on the ref'd wikipedia page? Jul 26 '12 at 18:33
  • @DoubleAA two is fine, and thanks for the help with tagging!
    – yoel
    Jul 26 '12 at 19:03
  • @DavidPerlman I saw those links - I'm looking for a book. Summaries are good but a thorough practical guide would be better.
    – yoel
    Jul 26 '12 at 19:04
  • See also this
    – b a
    Jul 26 '12 at 19:22

The Brisker Derech: A Practical Guide by Moshe Wachtfogel goes through practical applications of the Brisker approach. It seems to be published by Feldheim, but I could not find it on their site.

I have not read through this work, but a cursory look inside prompted me to purchase this book for a friend. I purchased it at a local book store.

  • +1 (not that I'm familiar with this book). Re "I could not find it on their site": presumably, then, it's out of print.
    – msh210
    Jul 26 '12 at 19:22
  • @msh210, must have gone like hotcakes as I was shown the book by the bookstore owner about a year ago as a new book that just came out.
    – YDK
    Jul 26 '12 at 19:30
  • @YDK, Amazon's (sprase!) page on this book says Feldheim 1993, for what that's worth. Jul 26 '12 at 19:57

There's a book called "Lomdus" by a Rabbi Adler, if I recall correctly.


There's also a very nice book called Understanding Reb Chaim by Rabbi Yonoson Hughes (Israel, 2010). In it, the author translates and provides extensive commentary on ten of the maamarot from Reb Chaim's magnum opus.

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