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Sefer that discusses types of punishments in gehennim?

What is the name of the sefer that discusses the types of punishments given in gehennim? It's an old sefer and we can't remember the name.
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What is the "Sefer Ruach Chen" mentioned by Rabbi Mashash?

Highly related. After a lot of searching, it turns out that the story about Rabbi Akiva's parents is sourced to Rabbi Yosef Mashash's book נחלת אבות חלק ג', pp. 167-171. Rabbi Mashash himself sourced ...
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Where can buy Pachad Yitzchak online?

Looking to buy Pachad Yitzchak to learn. Any ideas where I can purchase one online?
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Book on Noahides by Sefardi Chief Rabbi

I heard from someone that there is a book on Noahides written by the Sefardi Chief Rabbi. But, I couldn't find it. Does anyone know of this book, if it exists and which book it is?
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Is there a Sipurey Maasiyos with very good explanations

Is there a good version of Sipurey Maasiyos by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov with excellent commentary, in English or in Hebrew?
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Book about the mystic meaning of Yom Kippur?

I’m trying to find a book about the mystic meaning for Yom Kippur, I believe the books title is something honey.
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What are some books on Emunah? [closed]

Does anyone have any names of books related to faith and Emunah?
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Source for purchasing an authentic set of the Arizal's writings?

Where can I purchase kisve Arizal from an authentic source?
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Is there a book that traces the musical development of Jewish liturgy?

Over the last several weeks, at the recommendation of someone on here, I've been studying Jewish Liturgy: A Comprehensive History by Ismar Elbogen. It is a modern (early Twentieth Century) academic ...
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Help finding an article from Hearot u-Veurim in 2013

can anyone help me find an article cited as: R. Chaim Rapoport, “Sipurim Temuhim . . .,” Hearot u-Veurim 33:2 (2013), pp. 55-67 …in note 7 here?
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Looking for a list of Sefarim on Teshuva

As Elul approaches, I am curious about a list of Seforim that are focused on Teshuva. The starting point, of course, is Shaarei Teshuva by Rabbeinu Yonah. The seforim could be all Hebrew, all English, ...
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Kedusha status of modern seforim

The Rama in Y"D 271:7 writes "יש אומרים שיש לכתוב בקולמוס של קנה ולא בנוצה", and the Taz there (s"k 8) says that regarding the kedusha status of printed seforim this process of a ...
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What is the difference between the Benayahu and the Ben Yehoyada?

Among his many sefarim, the Ben Ish Chai wrote the Ben Yehoyada and the Benayahu, each an exposition on the Aggadita in the Gemara. First he wrote the Ben Yehoyada, then the Benayahu. Why are they two ...
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Two commentaries on the ir ha-nidachat

The Chabad translation of Mishneh Torah includes an editor's note to Hilchot Avodat Kochavim 4 saying: There is a unique dimension to the laws of an עיר הנדחת that is not found in regard to any of ...
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Books on Geonic Period

Looking for books discussing aspects of the Geonic Period, whether it be analysis of the Responsa, a historical outline/discussion. Thanks
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S'fat Emet Likkutim

Is the S'fat Emet Likkutim available online? It's listed as being available on Bar Ilan but I can't actually seem to find it there. NB I definitely mean S'fat Emet Likkutim and not just the regular S'...
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Looking for a Mussar Sefer broken into short daily teachings

Looking for a recommendation on a mussar Sefer that has daily teachings, sort of like how the Chofetz Chaim Sefer was broken down into one page a day. Not any specific type of mussar, but something ...
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Why aren’t there pre WW2 Sefarim that delve into the roots of antisemitism?

The hatred & hostility towards Jews now termed antisemitism is often known as the World’s Oldest Hatred yet I can’t think of any older Sefarim that delve deeply into the roots of this horrific ...
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Whose publisher's Tur and Shulchan Aruch should I get? [duplicate]

Looking for something with clear printing and that has the mishna brurah in it also.
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Ariza"l and Seer (Chozeh) of Lublin on Korach

This fascinating article says: The Seer of Lublin said: “Were I alive at the time, I would have supported Korah” … Rabbi Yitzhak Luria Ashkenazi, the Ari, writes: “In the future, Korah will be shown ...
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Me’am Lo’ez online in English or Hebrew

Is there a translation of Rabbi Culi’s Me’am Lo’ez available online or as an ebook in either English or Hebrew?
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What sefer is יפ"ל - referred to in the כף החיים

What sefer is this? - many references in the Kaf haChayim to a יפ"ל In searches I've only found it in the Kaf.
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What would be the Jewish version of the 12 steps

In dealing with issues. Are there any seforim in English or hebrew that deal with psychological issues in a systematic way based on torah sources.
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When did publishers stop asserting a monopoly on printings of books in the common domain?

Usually, when a book is published, it reflects the original creative work of scholars, authors and editors who deserve the benefit of that work. So naturally it’s understood that other parties are not ...
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Why does the Orchos Chaim by the Rosh start the numbering again?

In the Orchos Chaim, the statements are numbered from 1 until 132, Encompassing the days of Sunday through Friday. However, on Shabbos, it starts again at 1. Why not continue at 133? Further, why does ...
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Maggid of Caro?

I found a copy of this book on Amazon, has anyone read it? If so, what is it about? I have heard Rabbi Yosef Karo wrote a book about his experience with his Maggid but I’m not sure if this is the ...
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Are there seforim printed by North African sefardi achronim of the last 250 years

Sometimes I hear stories about sefardi achronim from Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Tangier and their rabonim, and wonder if they had any seforim printed. Obviously nowadays we have contemporary seforim ...
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Is there a sefer that is m'laket all of the sources from Chazal relating to marriage?

I have read several different sefarim that are related to marriage - Binyan Bayis, the new sefer by Rabbi Schaeffer, the kuntris from R Wolbe - but is there a sefer that has all of the midrashim, ...
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Introduction to the Ben Ish Chai

Which one of the Ben Ish Chai's books is the best introduction to his thought and work?
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Is there modern scholarship on Sefer HaBris?

Have there been any studies, examinations, comparisons, discussions etc. of Sefer HaBris in light of modern (~21st Century) science. I'm looking for elaboration on this book particularly within a ...
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Seforim Recommendations on Bava Metzia

Any recommendations on seforim that deals with (commentaries or insights) Bava Metzia (especially on Perek Eilu Metzios)? Preferably in English. Preferably seforim that explain the deeper meaning of ...
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Halachot Gedolot from Spain

Tosfot in Pesachim 30a paragraph Amar Rava quotes a rule from the Halachot Gedolot from Spain. ובה"ג של אספמיא פסק דחתיכה בחתיכות בנ"ט ומייתי מדרבא בפ' גיד הנשה The Tosfot in Chulin 97a ...
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Is there anywhere that discusses people and the types of souls they have?

I've heard people identify with the 4 elements, like that person is a more earthly soul or fire or water. But is there any discussion in any seforim anywhere that identifies traits with different ...
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Midrash Mishlei translation?

Is anyone aware of an available* translation of Midrash Mishlei? *the Visotzky translation doesn't seem to be available for purchase anywhere, nor online
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Ship Yalkut Yosef New Version

It seems the Yalkut Yosef has been revised and now includes a total of 32 volumes, comprised of 3 boxes. Unfortunately, all the sets I see online or in the U.S. are of the older 24-volume edition, ...
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What is the Sefer Darchei Teshuvah about?

I heard about a sefer (book) called Darchei Teshuvah by Rabbi Tsvi Hersh Shapiro. What is the purpose of the Sefer? What is the story behind the author? There’s not much about it on Google.
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On A Fully-Jewish Town in Spain

I'm preparing a shiur on Golden Age Spain and their minhagim. I remember reading in a historical chronicle (which I could have sworn was the Sefer HaKabbalah of the Raavad HaRishon) about a fully-...
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Mishnah Edition

Can someone recommend an edition of the Mishnah? I am looking for an edition that is - a) all-Hebrew b) with all the major commentators (Bartenura, Rambam, T. Yom Tov, etc.) C) printed with very clear ...
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Sefarim on proper speech?

Besides for the classic and wonderful Sefer Shemiras HaLashon by the Chofetz Chaim, are there other Sefarim (English or Hebrew) that discuss mussar/hashkafic/positive aspects of proper speech? I am ...
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What are the best books to read to get familiar with Jewish philosophy?

I'm looking to spend about 3 months learning Jewish philosophy pretty intensely. I'm looking for recommendations on what are the best books to read, which ones may be too complex, and how I should ...
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Original Arabic text of Isaac Alfasi in last 3 responsum of Menahem Azariah da Fano

In Shut Harama Mipano (see opening page of book), the final three responsum are from the Rif, and explain three laws in tractate Kesubos. He wrote them in Arabic, and the Rama got a reputable ...
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Is there a master list(s) of Middot?

I am looking to find a master list of Middot. I suspect different texts have different lists: ie Cheshbon Ha Nefesh has one list and maybe other sefarim have other lists. At this stage of my research ...
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Where to get Ahava Torah from Rav Zalman Pinchas Horowitz in English?

Where can I buy the sefer Ahava Torah of Rav Zalman Pinchas Horowitz in English?
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Torah Temimah - Edition

Can someone recommend an edition of Torah Temimah? I am looking for an edition that - a) is all-Hebrew b) is accurate c) has nice, clear print. Thank you.
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Moznaim Nahardea Edition vs Oz VeHadar

How does the accuracy of the new print Moznaim Nahardea Shas compare to that of the Oz VeHadar Shas?
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Good, recent textbook that faithfully describe Orthodox and/or Conservative Judaism

Does Dan Cohn-Sherbok's 2017 textbook Judaism: History, Belief and Practice, 2nd Ed situate and represent fairly Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism within the full spectrum of Judaism? (I'm ...
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Editions of Gur Aryeh by the Maharal

I am looking for a good edition of Gur Aryeh by the Maharal. I am aware of these editions - https://www.machon-y.com/%D7%9E%D7%95%D7%A6%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%9D/%D7%92%D7%95%D7%A8%20%D7%90%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%94/ ...
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Where to find the book 'Hoshen ha-Mishpat shel ha-Kohen ha-Gadol' by Rabbi Yudel Rosenberg?

Does anyone know where (online preferably) I can access Rabbi Rosenberg's book 'Hoshen ha-Mishpat shel ha-Kohen ha-Gadol'? (The one about the Maharal and the Choshen Ha-Mishpat) Thanks!
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Seforim on Hilchos Niddah

I'm starting to learn Hilchos Niddah be'iyun (in depth). [1] I understand that I need to learn the basics: Tur, Bais Yosef, Shulchan Aruch, Shach, Taz, Pischei Teshuva, and R Akiva Eiger. I wanted to ...
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Talmud Yerushalmi Editions

Which edition of the Talmud Yerushalmi would you recommend? I am looking for a hard copy, all Hebrew/Aramaic edition with clear print, helpful commentary, and a high level of accuracy.
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