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Introductory sefer on Gematria?

I am interested in learning more about gematrias. Namely, I am looking for an English-language sefer that discusses some of the more famous gematrias and the lessons that we can learn from them. ...
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Source to learn nowadays halacha

I am a Balat Teshua amd would love to learn halacha systematically to be able to observe mitsvas without any doubt. I have attempted to learn Shulhan Aruch by myself, but I came across some halachas ...
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What are some good modern-era books on Hilchos Shabbos in Hebrew?

Looking for something late 20th Century or later: Shmiras Shabbos Kehilchasa Kitzur Hilchos Shabbos Others? (What did R' Shimon Eider write?) How do the above compare? Others you'd suggest? This is ...
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Seeking recommendations for a set of טור ושולחן ערוך

I am seeking recommendations for a set of טור ושולחן ערוך. (A set “in progress” is worthwhile for consideration too — I mostly learn אורח חיים and יורה דעה so I’m not really needing a full set anyway ...
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Searching for the commentary of Rabbi Menahem ben Simeon of Posqui​è​res to Jeremiah and Ezekiel

Over Pesach I was taking a deeper dive into the Haggadah and saw an unusual reference in the Koren Tanach from Rabbi Adin Even Yisroel Steinsaltz to the commentary from Rabbi Menachem ben Shimon (...
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Software or database for creating my own bentcher or song book

I'm trying to create a family bentcher and/or song book. Which software systems do you recommend for creating a database of songs that include Hebrew, English, and Transliteration? And for the layout ...
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Deep dive into learning about Matriarchs?

I would like to learn more about the Imahot. I am happy to hear about books written focussing on this topic, gathering sources and summarising them into some easy reading, as well as hear any list of ...
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Book/Sefarim recommendations that explore the deeper meaning of Eretz Yisrael?

Does anyone have any Book/Sefarim recommendations that explore the deeper meaning of Eretz Yisrael as a whole and/or specific places in Israel? The books can be in Hebrew or English.
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Kovetz Mefarshim by daf

Has anyone ever put out mefarshim on gemara by daf rather than mefaresh? Or try to collect primary rishonim/achronim discussed in yeshivot per daf and reprint them together?
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Is sefer Avkat Rochel available in English anywhere?

Is the sefer Avkat Rochel by the rishon Rabbeinu Makir ben Abba Mori of Lunel available anywhere in English?
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Where Can I Find a Full Set of Metikat Hapri?

There is an excellent set of green hard cover seforim (super commentary) by R. Refael Lofer on parts of Pri Megadim called Metikas Hapri. I own one volume. Where in the US can one locate a full set?
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Shulchan Aruch Hebrew-English Sefer [duplicate]

Is there a good Hebrew-English Shulchan Aruch translation for purchase? I haven’t seen one, which is surprising. Note: I’m not looking for Kitzur SA
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Maaser-Specialized Accountants

Are there accountants who specialize in calculating the exact amount of maaser one should give and adjust 'deductions from maaserable income' as per different shittot?
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Edition of Mesilat Yesharim

Can someone please recommend an edition of Mesilat Yesharim? I am looking for an edition with the following features. All Hebrew Nice, clear print Elucidations/commentaries for difficult passages ...
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Rambam Mishneh Torah handbook

Rambam’s Mishneh Torah is filled with particular words and phrases used repeatedly. It’s also organized in a very particular fashion. Both the word choice and the structure are used deliberately. ...
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Which English translation to use for shnayim mikrah?

According to some poskim, a person can be yotzei his obligation of shnayim mikrah ve'echad targum by reading the pesukim twice and an English translation once. If I remember correctly, this is only ...
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Basic Kabbalah books for kids

I'm looking for children's books that teach basic Kabbalah concepts in a simple way. Preferably with illustrations and stories. EDIT: For all the discussion in the comments, remember that I am asking ...
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Kabbalistic concepts taught in an allegorical story

Looking for a book filled with stories (real or allegorical) which implicitly teach different Kabalistic concepts and how they're applied/relevant to different situations. Something like a Kabbalistic ...
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Best Seforim Stores in USA and Israel?

What seforim stores in the USA and Israel that ship, objectively, have the most extensive selection? Especially for Kabbalah, chassidus, machshava and Rav Kook? In USA east coast region optimal. In ...
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Online Hebrew Lexicon for learning Tanakh

Shalom, it is my goal to significantly improve my Hebrew this year. It was recommended to me that an online Hebrew Lexicon, which allows you to analyze each word of Tanakh, including grammar, ...
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Resource that has short (1-2 sentences) summaries for Perakim in Tanach?

Does anyone know something that has very short summaries for each perek in tanach (to memorize)?
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A breakdown of Talmudic Argument Structures

I'm not sure how to describe exactly what I'm looking for, but hopefully I'll do a good enough job that someone will have some suggestions. While every sugya in the Talmud is a Sugya-specific ...
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Does the Kuntres Yeshivas Eretz Yisroel exist?

In the Eim Habonim Smeichah, the Mishnah Sachir makes many references to a Kuntres Yeshivas Eretz Yisroel by a certain R' Yonah Dov Blumberg from Dvinsk. Is this kuntres in publication? Is anyone ...
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Chasam Sofer Biography

Does anybody have any recommendations for a Biography about the Chasam Sofer? I'm really interested in learning more about him and the events in his life that may have influenced his writings.
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Different publishers of kovetz mefarshim

I'm wondering what the different major publishers of kovetz mefarshim on Gemara are, and if there are any pros/cons to the different editions. In general, and if known regarding Kiddushin specifically....
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Sefer on the chagim/moadei Hashana

Looking for a sefer that discusses the energy that's in the world at every time period throughout the Jewish calendar (so each month and each chag). Which sefer can I turn to for this info? Ideally ...
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Halachicly sound ways to bookmark on Shabbat

I would like to know if there are any ways people are using to bookmark/highlight what they are learning on Shabbat, so they can come back to it after Shabbat to make notes etc. Putting in a bookmark ...
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Hilchos Shabbat shiurim recommendation

Does the community here have any recommendations for podcasts, blogspots, shiurim apps/websites etc. that cover Hilchos Shabbat? Particularly I’m looking for something that is English, understandable ...
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Book recommendation for Jewish-Buddhist dialogue and Jewish reactions to Buddhist doctrines [closed]

I'm looking for some book recommendations for how Jews view various Buddhist teachings and doctrines and engage in Jewish-Buddhist dialogues. Maybe something similar to what I'm looking for is "...
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Need help getting back into learning torah after 10 years

I went to Yeshiva all my life until I finished High school and after that I fell out of learning torah, whether its chumash or gemara etc... It's been 10 years since I last opened a gemara, or chumash ...
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Rashi with sources in context

Is there a sefer chumash with Rashi's commentary which brings Rashi's sources in context? For example, if Rashi were to quote a gemara, this sefer would print the relevant text of the gemara in the ...
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Writing a commentary on Chumash using Microsoft Word

I am trying to write a commentary (in Hebrew) on Chumash. I would like to have a layout where the verses are at the top of the page, and the commentary underneath (adjusted for size based on how much ...
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Divrei Yoel Al HaTorah recommendations

I have been looking for a while now, for a newly done typeset for the Divrei Yoel Al HaTorah by Rav Yoel Teitelbaum, the Satmar Rav. The standard-edition, see here has the old Rashi-script which I can ...
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Is there a siddur that has Ta'amei Mikra (trup) in it

I'm looking to buy a siddur that has the Ta'amim (trup) printed in all parts of davening.
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New Mikraot Gedolot - Chorev Publishers [closed]

I am looking for reviews on the somewhat new Mikraot Gedolot from Chorev Publishers How is the quality of the print? Is it clear and easy to read for most people? There is a lot of information packed ...
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Chazon ish translation

Does the community know where I can find an English translation of the Chazon Ish’s masterpiece (well the Chazon ish).
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Sefer on bal tashchit

Is there any contemporary Sefer which covers the basics of hilchos bal tashchit, and practical cases of their relevancy.
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List of "most important" Rashis on the Torah

There is a list of the most fundamental Ramban al ha Torah commentaries which someone has compiled (I uploaded it here), sorted by parasha, with a short index on the last page. Does something similar ...
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Pocket-size Tehillim with trop

Is there a clear, pocket-sized safer Tehillim, printed with trop ? Ideally, the girsah is corrected against the Keter Aram Soba. Everything I've seen is either fairly large or lacks trop, but I live ...
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Gemara, Rashi and Tosfos Shiurim to Download

Hi I’m a buchor in yeshiva and I want to download shiurim that go in depth including Gemara, Rashi and Tosfos. Does anyone know any shiur I can listen to? Is there anyone that gives daf yomi with ...
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Where can I buy kosher ground beef in London?

I’m thinking ubiquitous companies like the big chains: e.g. Sainsbury's, Tesco, M&S, Waitrose, et cetera. Or perhaps would it be better for me to ask on Travel Stack Exchange instead?
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Hadassim with 3 leaves equally [closed]

My Hadassim (chut Hamakif AAA) grew roots. For the first 1+year, the main one grew 3 leaves and the off-shoots (from where the leaves fell off) grew one leaf staggered up each twig. Now for 1+ years ...
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Are there any significant differences between the censored Talmud and the uncensored Talmud? [duplicate]

Are there any significant differences between the censored Talmud and the uncensored Talmud? And are there tools to study this topic?
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Sefer guidebook to Understanding Aggadata Perspectives

I'm on the lookout for a sefer (ideally that is on Otzer Hachochmo or Hebrewbooks) that delves into the diverse ways of interpreting Aggadata Gemaras, if such a resource exists. What I'm after is a ...
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Quality books of fiction with a strong/positive Jewish message for teens/adults

My children (BH) are avid readers, enjoy fiction and happily read books of considerable length. I am looking for books, novels, fiction, historical fiction that are interesting (primarily for teens) ...
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Product recommendation: A "Starter" Responsa Set

I'd like a recommendation as to a set of responsa (shailos & teshuvos) that would be manageable for a "beginner," i.e., someone who after several years of hard work can generally make ...
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Where can I buy the siddur that Toldot Aharon uses?

Hi where can I buy the siddur that toldot Aharon uses? I have been trying to buy it for awhile with no luck.
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Sefer about Tzniyus in loshon Hakodesh

I am looking for recommendations for a sefer in Loshon Hakodesh about the laws of tznius (modesty). If anyone knows of any comprehensive sefer, please respond! [I already know about Rabbi Falk’s "...
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Broken family, what resources does Judaism offer in books, teaching, old and contemporary about incorporating loving parent archetypes?

Both mother and father were entirely demonstrative of negative aspects only. Would like to utilize Judaic teachings, perhaps in a contemporary orthodox-oriented book that's very well written and ...
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Recommended commentary on the Mesilas Yeshorim of the Ramchal?

Are there any well-accepted commentators on the Mesilas Yeshorim of the Ramchal? The Lehmann's website has amongst others: מסילת ישרים עם פירוש יודע לשאול מסילת ישרים עם פירוש מסילות יהודה מסילת ...
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