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Is Ramban's commentary on Hebrew Books?

I'd like to read Ramban's commentary on Devarim 4:2. Is there a PDF of it on Hebrew Books?
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Can I stack Sifrei Chumash out of order?

The Shulchan Arukh (Y.D. 282:19) discusses stacking various sefarim. There it is stated that one should place a Chumash over other books of the Tanakh. Suppose I have a set of Chumashim with each book ...
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Lomdus Seforim Organized Along Sugyot

What are essential seforim (by masechet) that are organized by sugya; preferably ones that give a basic overview of the lomdus involved.
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Source for statement of the Rabbis to abolish Shabbat?

In Sefer HaIkkarim the following quote appears: וזהו שאמרו שהנביא האומר לעבוד עבודה זרה אפילו לשעה אין שומעין לו. אבל אם יאמר שנחלל שבת או שנעבור על אחת מן המצות בהוראת שעה או בענין שלא יהרוס שרשי ...
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Rabbi Abraham of Viterbo challenged Maimonides?

Apparently Rabbi Abraham of Viterbo in the third essay of Sefer Emunat Chachamim challenged Maimonides regarding his claim that the Torah cannot be changed. Could someone post an excerpt of what he ...
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How to decipher the year a sefer was published

I have come across many, generally older sefarim, without an explicit date given on the title page as to when the sefer was published. Instead they'll write that the sefer was published in the year......
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Seder Tannaim v’Amoraim in English?

Is there an English translation of Seder Tannaim v’Amoraim? If so, where may I purchase or read it online?
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Who was the author of the Sefer Matamim?

The Sefer Matamim is written by Rav Yitzchak Lipetz of Shedlitz. His work provides fascinating reasons for various customs throughout the Jewish calendar, and is occasionally quoted in various sources....
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Pri Yitzchak for sale?

Does anyone know if they reprinted the sefer Pri Yitzchak by Rav Yitzchak Blazer / Peterburger? Here is a video biography: https://outorah.org/p/78974/. Do any stores sell it? Thanks so much in ...
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Divrei Talmud (Rav Avrohom Eliyahu ben Avrohom Eliyahu Kaplan)

I read (in the book of collected writings of Rav Avrohom Eliyahu ben Avrohom Eliyahu Kaplan entitled B'ikvos Hayirah) that an additional publication was underway at the time of publication (~1960) to ...
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Sefer Daas Mordechai (Pegrimansky)

I read (in the biography of Rabbi Mordechai Pegrimansky; The English translation is titled: The man who never slept) that a supplemental publication called Sefer Daas Mordechai was underway at the ...
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Seforim/Books on Klalei Horo'oh

Can anyone recommend a good sefer explaining Klalei Horo'oh - how a Rov reaches a psak, being machria between different acharonim etc?
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Looking for more information about this “Megillah”

My wife's grandmother passed away last year (and her grandfather many years ago) and my mother-in-law gave me this item she found while cleaning out their apartment: It appears to be printed (on an ...
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Rabbi Avraham Hachozeh and his book

A friend of mine is looking for information on a rabbi he saw mentioned in the book "Chochmat Hanefesh" by Rabbi Elazar of Worms (most famous for his "Sefer Haroke'ach"). In the ...
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Does Malaki 3:16 & Tehillim 69:29 refer to the same Scroll (Sefer Zikaron = Sefer Chayim)?

Is the Sefer Zikaron from Malaki 3:16 the same Sefer Chayim from Tehillim 69:29? Malaki 3:16 "In this vein have those who revere the LORD been talking to one another. The LORD has heard and noted ...
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Degel Machane Efrayim

My friends and I were learning about the way that the Jews camped in the wilderness, and someone heard about a book called Degel Machane Efrayim. Does anyone know who wrote it and where I can find it?
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What Hebrew font should I use for my English sefer? [closed]

I'm writing a sefer on sugyos of the Gemara in English. There is a lot of Hebrew mixed in with the English. The problem with the font(s) I'm using currently (calibri for english, frank ruehl for ...
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Hagaddah with Kabbalistic incorporation

I'd like to view the Haggadah in light of Kabbalistic writings, such as the Zohar and subsequent works. Have there been any publications, whether in recent years or not, which cull together or explain ...
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Where may I read Sefer Mitzvot Gadol online in English?

Does anyone know where I can read an online English translation of Sefer Mitzvot Gadol? Note: I've checked Sefaria, but they don't have an English translation.
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Where can I read this book?

Does anyone know where I can read the following book online (preferably for free): The Doctrine of the Messiah in Medieval Jewish Literature (Authored by: Joseph Sarachek) If not, can anyone recommend ...
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Writing a sefer [closed]

I understand everyone has their own styles and each genre has it's own way. With that said, I'd like to know if there's a traditional way of writing a sefer, perhaps there's a way to do the following: ...
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Where can I find a compilation of all the Chida's (Rabbi Chaim Yosef David Azulai) riddles?

Did the Chida write a separate book of riddles or the few I've heard are from various different books?
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If thou forgettest Me one day, I will forget thee two days

In a class he gave in the 90s, Rabbi Prof. Shnayer Leiman said that he believes that once all of the fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls are properly analyzed and made public, it is very likely that the ...
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English translation of Kuzari Sheini

Does anyone know of an online English translation of the Kuzari Sheini by R' David Nieto?
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Are there any writings which speak to the spiritual aspects of different materials (Metals/Wood/etc.)?

I found an article on Chabad which got into some spiritual ideas around metals. It specifically touches on Gold, Silver, and Copper and relates each to various concepts of holiness and spiritual ...
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Does the shemita year cancel a loan of a sefer?

Every seventh year, in the shemita year, all loans are cancelled. If I lent my friend a Sefer, does that get cancelled by the shemitta year?
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Where can I get Malbim on Mishley in English?

I am trying to find "Malbim on Mishley: The Commentary of Rabbi Meir Leibush Malbim on the Book of Proverbs". The book seems to be out of stock. I cannot even find a used version. Any ideas ...
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Good picture seforim (books) for nach [duplicate]

I am having a hard time keeping track of all of the places and wars in Sefer Yehoshua and Shoftim (and probably will for the rest of nach). Are there any good seforim which go through nach and have ...
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Sefer Yereim divided into 613 mitzvos

The Sefer Yereim by Rav Eliezer MiMitz is an important work on halacha. It's also a list of the 613 mitzvos, as that is how he organized this halachic work. What many do not know is he based his list ...
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Aruch ha-Shulchan he-Atid online

Is the entire Aruch ha-Shulchan he-Atid available online anywhere? There are some volumes on Otzar but they definitely aren't the whole thing. For instance the final volume included covers the laws of ...
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Hesronot Hashas English translation

I am looking for an English translation of the Hesronot Hashas. Anyone aware of an honest and complete translation of this document? Also what does Hesronot Hashas mean?
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What was the first systematic book about Jewish tradition?

If I follow Rabbinic sources from the Torah to Rambam, I spot a progression from essentially unstructured and non-systematic books such as the Tanakh to Midrashic anthologies and Halachic compendia, e....
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Where to buy individual seforim? [duplicate]

I am looking for a Yalkut Yosef Tzitzit (In hebrew) but I believe it's only sold together in the full set of 24. I don't mind buying it used. Is there anywhere I'd be able to find this sefer ...
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Seforim addressing numbness of heart?

Shalom, Does anyone know any books / chapters in books that deal specifically with the problem of numbness of heart? I am looking for discussion / teaching on the causes and the remedies for this ...
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ציורים ממתנות כהונה לא, יא Page in Midrash Rabbah

I found a page at the back of Midrash Rabbah with that title and rows of boxes. Does anyone know what it is?
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Mikraos Gedolos Recommendation

Can anyone please suggest/recommend a pocket set of Mikraos Gedolos besides for the 48 book set Oz Vhadar one? I'm just looking for a pocket chumash with the basic meforshim. Thanks so much, ...
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Seforim or Sources with Questions in Talmudic/Halachic learning without Answers

Does anyone know of particular seforim where there would be questions posed in talmudic, halachic or lomdish topics, but without answers? I'm just wondering if there are seforim where there are ...
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Tosfos Rabbeinu Peretz on Sanhedrin

I saw in Rav Steinsaltz's commentary on Sanhedrin 17a a reference to Tosafos Rabbeinu Peretz. Is Tosafos Rabbeinu Peretz on Sanhedrin available online anywhere?
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Maaneh Lashon - Book

My grandfather used to use this book when he was alive to daven at the cemeteries of his relatives each year. https://i.stack.imgur.com/RMNwb.jpg (The first pages are different but the rest looks ...
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Torah Commentary of R. Nissim of Marseilles

Is the commentary of R. Nissim of Marseilles on the Torah available for free online?
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What's that pointer finger in pages of Shulhan 'Aruch? [duplicate]

Is there a name for the pointer finger that appears in certain places in printed pages of Shulhan 'Aruch? I assume its purpose is to highlight an important point, but is it employed in a consistent ...
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Commentary of Rash Sirilio on Zeraim

Does anyone know where I can find the commentary of Rash Sirilio on Seder Zeraim?
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Ma'aseh Oreg on Mishnah Machshirin

Artscroll edition of Machshirin refers to something called Ma'aseh Oreg making a comment on mishnah 5:7. I can't find any work of this name on either Hebrewbooks, Otzar or Bar Ilan. Or indeed Google......
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What is the Chasam Sofer saying here about תש“פ being bad and תשפ”א being good?

He seems to be saying something about תש"פ being bad and תשפ"א being good.
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Netziv's drasha on purim

The Netziv in Ha'ameik She'eilah refers to his drasha for Purim. What is the name of the sefer with the Netziv's drashos and where can I find it (preferably online)? Thanks in advance.
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Does a (printed) Tanach have more Kedusha than a (printed) Torah?

Does the amount of Kedusha that a sefer has add up, or is it capped? Is Tanach equal to Torah plus Nach, or is it limited to just Torah? My intention when I first posted this was for which one should ...
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Biography of Rabbi Mordechai Carlebach [closed]

A very popular book in the "yeshivishe" world is the Sefer Chavatzeles Hasharon by Rabbi Mordechai Carlebach. It has many shiurim on the Parsha, with a lot of lomdus. I am wondering if ...
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What exactly is “prohibited magic” in Judaism?

It appears that "magic" in most "modern" "western" civilizations is prohibited. But societies like those in China or Latin America or Africa have mentions of all kinds of ...
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Where can one purchase Kedoshim Tihyu

Where can i buy this Sefer? https://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=57593&st=&pgnum=19 I can't find it anywhere.
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Must seforim be printed with margins?

I have heard that there is a halacha that seforim must be printed with margins, so that scholars will be able to write notes on their learning. Is there any source for this? If this is not in fact ...

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