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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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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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Looking for an easy to read chassidic commentary on the Torah

I'm looking for an easy to read chassidic comentary on the Torah. I'm looking for a single commentary. Iwas considering to buy Imrei Noam by the Dzikov rebbe, but I'm not sure if it is easy to read.
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English translation for Kovetz Maamarim?

I’m looking for an English translation of Rabbi Elchanan Washerman’s sefer, “Kovetz Maamarim”. Are there any publications?
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List of literal Biblical commandments kept today

I'm looking for a list of all Biblical Mitzvos kept today "exactly as mentioned in the scriptures", that are literal enough to be considered a commandment (unlike Hashem's Unity) or to be ...
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Tefillin Straps Cracking DIY Paint Suggestions [duplicate]

What are acceptable materials to color tefilin straps with? I don't have Amazon or similar where I am.
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What is the best book on halacha? [closed]

What is the best book for learning halacha systematically? I'm considering 3 options: (a) Peninei Halacha (b) Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (c) Mishnah Brurah I'm trying to understand the benefits and ...
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Shtender Recommendations

Can someone recommend a shtender to hold a volume of Gemara? I am looking for one with the following features - Adjusts for angle Adjusts for height Has page holders to keep the pages open Fits a ...
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Online Torah Scroll [closed]

Shalom! Is there such a thing as an online virtual simulation of a Sefer Torah that could be rolled, unrolled, and read from? (For a novelty I suppose) That would be so interesting. Is this idea ...
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Picture Book for Learning Mishna berura

Does anyone know of a good sefer that has pictures to learn in conjunction with mishna berura?
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Parashiot Search Utility

Shalom friends! Is there such a service that keywords can be searched to find the parasha where the keyword can be found. For example if I typed the word "Moses" then all the parshiot in the ...
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Is there a tehilim in Hebrew or English with amazing commentaries?

I'm looking for a tehilim with commentaries that are melaket from commentaries like the Alter Rebbe or Reb Nachman or any of the chassidic masters. I don't mind if it is in Hebrew or English. Is there ...
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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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Does anyone know where to find cholov yisrael condensed milk?

Does anyone know what companies make or where to find cholov yisrael condensed milk? I'm having a really hard time finding it, I'm from New York
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Place to buy new tefillin [duplicate]

Could anyone recommend a place to buy new tefillin? I would be open to buying online or I live in the New York area, so also would be open to a store in the area.
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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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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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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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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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Tosfos commentaries available online

‏Could anybody recommend a good book or website available online for free which explains hard points in Tosfos? I would prefer something on Hebrewbooks. I know that Daf Yomi Kollel features a nice ...
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Book on observance for woman

Do I understand it correctly that a woman in Orthodox Judaism has different set of rules for observance? E.g. women don’t follow all the same mitzvot, don’t recite the same blessings every day as men ...
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Maharsha on Shas - Standalone Edition

Can anyone recommend standalone editions of the Maharsha's commentary on Shas? I am looking for ones with clear print, in all-Hebrew.
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Looking for a printable version of Iggeres haRamban in Hebrew

I am looking to print out a picture of the Iggeres haRamban in its original Hebrew so I can have it with me in my home. Ideally I want one that looks nice, but bare minimum any picture of the full ...
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Midrash Rabbah - User Friendly Edition

Can someone recommend a user friendly edition of Midrash Rabbah? To be more specific, I am looking for an edition that has - a) clear print b) user friendly layout that is good for study b) ...
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need help finding online midrash sources about the story of exodus?

I need to find online midrash sources (in English ,and can be searched using key words ) that explain the whole or most of the story of Moses and the pharaoh... Thanx all.
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Biography of Rabbi Yisrael Yitzchak (Yishai) Chassidah [closed]

Author of the Jewish Encyclopedia of Biblical Personalities - Ishei Tanakh. I am having great difficulty finding any information on the Rav. Is he alive? Does he have other works? Any shiurim/books on ...
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Editions of Orot - Har Bracha or Yediot Seforim

I am deciding between two editions of Orot by Rav Kook. One edition is from Har Bracha and contains the commentary of Rav Ze'ev Solonovitch. The other is from Yediot Seforim and contains the ...
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Parenting Seforim [duplicate]

Does anyone have good recommendations for a Torah-inspired parenting book? Planting & Building by Rav Wolbe was amazing and looking for other books to read next. Thanks!
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Chabad Chumash difference

I try to understand the difference between two Chumash: Kehot Chumash Synagogue Edition Gutnick Chumash Synagogue Edition What is the main difference and which one is recommended for use by Chabad ...
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Chumash/Tanakh with larger font

I've checked in person: ArtScroll Chumash Stone Edition ArtScroll Chumash Schottenstein Interlinear Complete in 1 Volume Koren Steinsaltz Humash 2nd ed. All of those books have a font that is too ...
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JPS Miqraot Gedolot [closed]

There is 5 volume JPS Miqra'ot Gedolot edition. It has Hebrew and English. I wonder what is the consensus on it? Are there better options on Chumash Miqra'ot Gedolot in Hebrew and English?
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Neviim and Ketuvim in 1-2 volumes

It’s possible to buy a Chumash containing Rashi comments in one volume (e.g. Artscroll Schottenstein Interlinear ed.). Having a Chumash, I’d like to buy Hebrew/English Nevi’im and Ketuvim with ...
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Looking for a compilation of heresies

Is anyone aware of a book/essay/website/other that compiles all Chazalic sources that refer to heresies, heterodox ideas, minut, etc? Things such as the stories about Jesus, Mishna Megillah 4a, and so ...
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ArtScroll Chumash Ashkenazic or Sephardic?

I'd like to know details about these full size one book editions from ArtScroll: Schottenstein Interlinear Chumash Complete in 1 Volume Stone edition Chumash I know that there are travel size Chumash ...
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What books/texts for Modern Hebrew

Which of these books/texts would be possible to read when you know only Modern Hebrew? Kizur Shulchan Aruch Shulchan Aruch Mishnah Berurah Mishnah Babylonian Talmud Jerusalem Talmud Comments by: ...
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Introduction to the Maharal

Can someone recommend a work of the Maharal to serve as an introduction to his thought? I have no experience with his work, except where he has been quoted in other books and essays. I don't know ...
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Jewish Babylonian Aramaic - Flashcards

Does anyone know if vocabulary flashcards are available for students of the Aramaic of the Bavli?
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Aish Kodesh - Edition Recommendations

Can someone recommend a good edition of Aish Kodesh by R. Kalonymus Kalman Shapiro? I am looking for an English or Hebrew edition.
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Mishna Berurah - Oz VeHadar or Dirshu [duplicate]

I am looking to buy a Mishnah Berurah set. The Oz VeHadar and the Dirshu sets look like good options. Does anyone have a recommendation to offer for one set over the other? Or is there another set ...
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Hassidut for Non-Mystics

I have difficulty connecting to mysticism. Can anyone recommend a hassidic thinker or a work of Hassidut that would be appealing to someone who is not into mysticism?
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Midrash Rabbah - Edition

The accuracy and reliability of various editions of Midrashim, especially Midrash Rabbah, is not great. I have the few available volumes by Mechon Schecter, who have been putting out critical editions ...
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Nefesh HaChaim - Edition

Can someone recommend an edition of Nefesh HaChaim? I am looking for a nice edition with clear type and explanatory notes.
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Are Metsudah Siddurim permananently out of print? (Specifically, Askenaz)

I've websearched all over for both the everyday and the Shabbat Metsudah siddur -- the seforim sellers are out of stock or have only nusach Sefarad. Used copies are expensive (for "acceptable&...
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Tzidkat HaTzadik - HaRav Tzadok HaKohen MiLublin

Can someone recommend an edition of Tzidkat HaTzadik by HaRav Tzadok HaKohen MiLublin? I am looking for an edition with clear type, accurate text, and perhaps some explanatory notes.
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Parshanut Theory/Intro Books

I am currently looking for a book that gives a thorough introduction into the Rishonim's and other Meforshim's understanding of the Chumash in their compilations and a guide to Parshanut and (Jewish) ...
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Is there a Halachic book on regular fasting?

I’d like to take on regular fasting for health reasons. My Rav permits this. He also permits it to weaken desire. But there are so many contradictory opinions that are hard to reconcile in the ...
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Rumor of New Edition of Friedman Shulchan Aruch

I heard that a smaller and more user-friendly edition of Mechon Yerushalaim's Friedman Shulchan Aruch is going to be released. Does anyone know if this is true?
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Introduction to Rav Tzadok HaKohen

Can someone recommend an introductory text to the thought of Rav Tzadok HaKohen MiLublin?
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Books about business and Torah

Friends regularly ask me for recommendations of great Torah books for business people, focused on halakha or hashkafa, as inspiration for people straddling the line between a busy professional life ...
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