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New print of Minchas Yehuda

The popular commentary Sifsei Chachamim is a digest of supercommentaries on Rashi on Chumash. One of the commentaries I've frequently noticed he quotes is the Minchas Yehudah, by Rav Yehudah Leib ben ...
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How do I find "Frum" Authors and their Novels on Amazon Kindle?

I am a big reader. Was only able to find around 30 novels in Amazon Kindle through searching by these 3 authors: Ruth Benjamin, Chaim Walder, & Ruthie Pearlman. Where do I get a full list of "...
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Sefer recommendations for a couple to learn? [closed]

I want to start learning with my significant other. Was curious if anyone has any positive experience with a Sefer that would be good for a couple. If so, please recommend!
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Yosef giving signs to his brothers

Bereishit 45:3 states "וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יוֹסֵ֤ף אֶל־אֶחָיו֙ אֲנִ֣י יוֹסֵ֔ף הַע֥וֹד אָבִ֖י חָ֑י וְלֹֽא־יָכְל֤וּ אֶחָיו֙ לַעֲנ֣וֹת אֹת֔וֹ כִּ֥י נִבְהֲל֖וּ מִפָּנָֽיו" In his book, Vedibarta Bam, ...
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Where to buy Rabbi Ouri Cherki's books?

Does anyone know where I could find Rabbi Ouri (Oury) Cherkie's books to purchase? In particular, I'm trying to locate his commentary on the Kuzari for a friend's upcoming birthday and all the ...
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Overview of Choshen Mishpat; please recommend sefer

I am not familiar enough with the laws of Choshen Mishpat. Can I please have a recommendation for a summary sefer that would give me an overview of the subject before going on to learning in Sh O ...
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Recommendations for a book that describes Prophecy

Last week, I came across ספר סודי רזיא (Sodey Raziah) by רוקח. While perusing, I found a fascinating outline of the experience of prophecy (i.e., what a prophet sees, hears, etc.). However, it's ...
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Pri Tzadik-looking to buy

I'm looking to buy Pri Tzadik from Rav Tzadok HaKohen. Any suggestions on editions and where to buy it from? I'm looking for a hard copy with no translation.
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Why can’t I find the book Cheshbon HaNefesh?

I have been trying to purchase the books Cheshbon HaNefesh by Rav Menachem Mendel Lefin. I am seeing one obscure posting on a website I've never used. I’ve never encountered this with a common English ...
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Good book(s) on conquering anger?

Looking for an English book based on Torah ideals, that helps quell the bad midda of anger. The book can be specific to anger but can also be a book on how to better all of your middot. Note: this ...
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Suggested books of the development of the Mishna, Gemaras, and Talmud

What solid books on the historical and intellectual development of the Talmud would you recommend? e.g.: David C. Kraemer - A History of the Talmud - Cambridge (appears a bit light and intended to a ...
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What is the best modern day, Hebrew kitzur sefer for learning hilchos succah?

I am looking for something in the style of ספר ארחות שבת. That is, something that has short introductions to each subsection in which the author will explain the relevant background from the gemaras ...
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Books about Ma'ros of Dam Nidda

I doubt that there are many but I am would be interested to know if there are any Sefarim written about the different colors of blood which render a women impure which are available to the public. I ...
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Mishna Brurah style for Y.D C.M E.H [duplicate]

I understand that mishna brurah covers o.c however, what seforim are similar in style to the mishna brurah covers Y.D, C.M, E.H?
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Be'er Hagoleh- looking to buy

Does anybody know where I could buy a Be'er Hagoleh written by the Maharal in Hebrew. I can only find English translations of it.
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Read Hamikra VeHamassora (Reuvein Margulies) online

Is there anywhere the book Hamikra veHamassora (המקרא והמסורה) of R' Reuvein Margulies, online ? A lot of his books are on https://hebrewbooks.org/, but not this one, and I would like to see at least ...
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Getting Masechtos for Daf Yomi

Is there a subscription service (ala Chayenu) for Daf yomi where I can receive an easily transportable Gemara for the upcoming week(s)
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Are Neviim Rishonim written by prophecy?

It seems to be obvious that all the Tanah' is prophecy, or at least "Ruach' Hakodesh". However, we see that the Gmara try to prove that Esther was written by Ruach' Hakodesh; but why there ...
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Is this image visualizing the hierarchy of religious authority accurate?

I found this image titled Spiritual hierarchy in Judaism and it seems possibly accurate, but there's so much packed in and I don't know enough to point out deficiencies. I love infographics, and it'd ...
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How can a person promise to be מליץ יושר for a person after their death?

I have seen several references where certain gedolei yisroel of yesteryear, promise that if a person learns their works, these Rabbonim will be מליץ יושר (advocate) for them in the olam haemes. ...
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Gemara with Rashi in "regular" script [duplicate]

I am overseeing the creation of a beis medrash program for high schoolers with zero exposure to traditional texts, and am looking for editions of the gemara--with the standard vilna layout--but have ...
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Is Sefer HaRazim heretical?

Is the book Sefer HaRazim heretical? Does it play any part in kabbalah? If so, is it still used by kabbalists today?
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R Eliyahu Guttmacher on the Mishnah

Does anyone know where I can read R Eliyahu Guttmacher's chiddushim on the Mishnah (specifically, Keilim)? Apparently published in the Romm Talmud edition, but I've not managed to identify this online....
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Where to look for seforim funding?

I'm working on a book to bring iyun torah to everyone through a clear, English, user-friendly book of 11 essays of chiddushim in various talmudic topics. The idea is that learning in depth is ...
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Super-commentary and or index

Many times, a given seffer has a commentary and or index written on it, but due to lack of knowledge about it or lack of accessibility, the commentary/index remains largely unknown. This question ...
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Source for Yirmiyahu abolishing the counting of Nisan

The following is found in Sefer HaIkarrim: ומה ששמעו ישראל לירמיה לבטל מנין החדשים מניסן כמו שאמרנו, אפשר שעשו כן משום דאשכוח קרא ודרוש The reason the Israelites obeyed Jeremiah and abolished ...
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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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