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
    Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 17:53
  • Have you looked at the External Links section on the ref'd wikipedia page? Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 18:33
  • @DoubleAA two is fine, and thanks for the help with tagging!
    – yoel
    Commented Jul 26, 2012 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
    Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 19:04
  • See also this
    – b a
    Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 19:22

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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
    Commented Jul 26, 2012 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
    Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 19:30
  • @YDK, Amazon's (sprase!) page on this book says Feldheim 1993, for what that's worth. Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 19:57

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

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    Rabbi who Adler?
    – b a
    Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 0:14
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    +1, this is a great book. R' Yitzchak Adler Commented Aug 12, 2012 at 21:15

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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