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Questions asking for a recommended product, book, website, etc. Note that questions must have an objective answer; primarily opinion based questions are off-topic.

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Mashiach and the (blessing of the) tribes (Gen. 49)

I have a question regarding the blessings of the tribes in Bereishis 49. The Torah (49:14) states for example, "Issachar is a strong-boned ass, Crouching among the sheepfolds", which Rashi ...
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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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Looking for picture of "tzadikkim in sukkah"

I recently saw a noy-sukkah, it was a picture of many tzaddikim (chasidic rebbis and litvish gedolim) gathered around a table in a large sukkah, with the head of the table empty (I gather it's ...
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Is there a machzor ashkenaz for yomim noroim without piyutim?

Is there a machzor ashkenaz for yomim noroim without piyutim? Seeing that we skip so much of it these days, it would be proper if we had a smaller standardised machzor.
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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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Halachically-compliant Shabbos warmers?

I understand that it halachically permissible on Shabbos to place dry, already cooked food (such as leftovers from the fridge) on a warming tray so that it will get warm. However, there are several ...
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Where can I order techelet and have them fully tied and prepared?

Of course, the most common answer is Ptil Tekhelet. Is there anywhere else? I live in the New York area and have called a few local Judaica stores who have told me they can sell the strings to me but ...
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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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Looking for a Portuguese translated Tanakh

I am looking for a Portuguese translated Tanakh? My brother in law wishes to explore Torah and is Brazilian by background. I would like to help him read in his native tongue to understand. Thank you!
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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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Suggested books on the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Zealots

What solid books there are on the historical and intellectual development of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Zealots? Especially written from an orthodox perspective? The Intro to the Schottenstein ...
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Gemoro Aliba Dehilchoso Guides

Is anyone aware of a resource (book/website) that is a guide/reference for someone learning pieces of Gemoro in the context of it's halachic ramifications (Aliba Dehilchoso). For example it will take ...
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Printed/Online List of All Major Sugyas

I would like to see a printed or an online list of major sugyas from the Bavli - obviously, together with references (so that I can look them up for myself), but ideally also with a little bit of ...
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Kuntris in English on Gelatin

A few years ago I saw someone who wrote a kuntris (Torah journal) on gelatin in english. It discussed all the halachic issues with it. I think it was put out a while ago but I don't remember who put ...
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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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Is there a source that lists halachic sugyot in a given masechta with suggested rishonim to compare?

I'm looking for a source that I was once shown that outlines the major halachic sugyot of a masechta along with the important rishonim to know to be aware of the gist of the machloket and any ...
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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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Jewish historical novels

Do you know any Jewish historical novels that center around the lives and times of the rabbis of the Talmud? I know As a Driven Leaf but very few others.
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Looking for a chassidic Torah commentary on the level of Pshat

I'm looking for a chassidic Torah commentary on the level of pshat or a chassidic commentary easy to read?
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What is good mussar one should learn daily?

The MB (1:12) writes: " וצריך האדם לקבוע לו עת ללמוד ספרי מוסר בכל יום ויום, אם מעט ואם הרבה, כי הגדול מחבירו יצרו גדול הימנו." Translation: one should learn mussar each and every day. ...
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Where can I find a relatively inexpensive set of Talmud Bavli?

Product recommendation: looking to buy a small, inexpensive set of Shas (with Gemara) to use on the way to work, on a walk, etc. I would love for the set to be individual gemara's, not just six ...
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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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With what Halachic work should an Ashkenaz start his learning?

If an Ashkenaz Jew wanted to start diving into the learning halacha are there any sources on which halachic work might be recommended to him to start with?
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Do commercially produced barley matzos exist?

From what I understand, there are commercially produced matzos made from wheat (including spelt) and rye and oats. For some reason, I cannot find commercially produced barley matzos. Do they exist? If ...
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Where are resources about counting Omer Year round?

My rabbi mentioned there's a custom to count the omer year round. The idea is to travel through all the sefirot for 7 sets of 50 days. I'm looking for shiurim, texts, etc. that teach on this practice. ...
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Further Lomdus/Research on Horayos

Does anyone recommend brisker-style seforim specific to Horayos or Eduyos? Additionally, are there and modern research style discussions on judicial error in Horayos available?
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Any experience with Oz V'Hadar Mishna Berura Hamevuar Set? [duplicate]

This is the set in question. Does it serve the purpose of being an all in one sefer to see other Poskim other than what's inside a Mishna Berura? How would it compare to the Dirshu? How about when ...
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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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Academic Resources for Torah & Talmud Study [closed]

I am looking for specific online resources or fundamental books and guides (online or in print) that are practical and helpful tools for a more 'academic' approach to the study of Tanakh and Talmud. ...
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"Rambam In Context" Sefer

Is anyone aware of a Sefer which traces the psokim of the Rambam to their source in the Gemoro together with providing the necessary background and other varying halachic opinions? In other words a ...
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Rabbi Avraham Ben Harambam Commentary on the Torah

According to Wikipedia, Rabbi Avraham Ben Harambam wrote a commentary on the Torah. Is there anywhere I can find a copy of this online?
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Learning How to Lein, Chabad-style

I have trouble picking up tunes, and therefore I have never been able to catch how to lein. I have listened to a few Torah reading tutorial tapes, listened to the Chabad cantillation tune many time, ...
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Sefer השולחן הטהור translated into Hebrew or English please?

Is there a translation from the Yiddish to Hebrew or English of the 19-page Sefer השולחן הטהור by אברהם דוד ליפשיץ?
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What is the most comprehensive Gemara available today?

In terms of the number of Rishonim and Acharonim printed, along with the Rif and additional modern clarifying mevuarot, what is the most comprehensive גמרא available today? I'm referring to those with ...
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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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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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Pets in Halacha

Are there any good books in English that address the basics of keeping pets in Halacha? Obviously one should talk to their rabbi for specifics but at least to know what the discussions are. I see pets ...
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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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Moreinu Rosenheim's works

Does anyone have a lead on where I could find Moreinu R' Jakob Rosenheim's Samson Raphael Hirsch's Cultural Ideal and our Times ? It appears to have been published in London in 1951, but the only ...
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Guide to "Guide for the Perplexed"

The late, renown Shakespearean scholar Frank Kermode said that the work of a critic is to help us makes sense of how we try to make sense of things. (Sounds like a svek sveka.) Are there any books (I ...
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"Evil" thinking vs. lashon hara

If a person's explicit verbiage about someone else is benign on the surface, but has an unexpressed and somewhat nasty thinking behind it, is this considered lashon hara? Are there any guidelines or ...
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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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Searching for a Compilation of Halachot and Minhagim Originating from the Zohar

The end of this article lists a selection of halachot sourced in the Zohar, Arizal or other kabbalistic writings. Are there any exhaustive compilations of such halachot and/or minhagim, specifically ...
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Kosher Pet Food

It is prohibited to benefit from basar b'chalav (meat cooked with dairy) even by feeding it to one's animals. (See e.g. Chullin 115b; Rambam Hilchoth Maachaloth Asuroth 9:1) Accordingly, are there ...
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Selichos for Shovavim

Many sources discuss Selichos on Shovavim, but I haven't been able to find any in any of the traditional sources (Hebrewbooks.org, Sefaria, etc). Does anyone know where I can get a Selichos for ...

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