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Resource for learning Nach Yomi

I would like to start learning Nach yomi (one or two perakim a day), but I don't just want to read the Hebrew/English, since I will not end up with a proper understanding as to what is actually taking ...
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Tikkun Leil Shavuot for download

Do we have any pdf of Tikkun Leil Shavuot (Nusach Edot haMizrach)? If not is there any syllabus (which portions from Tanach, Mishnayot, etc.) suggested by Chacham Ovadia Yosef or any other ...
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What resources exist for a ger toshav?

I am trying to observe the 7 Noahide commandments, as a ger toshav. However, I am struggling to find resources that apply to a ger toshav and can only find resources that apply to Jews. What resources ...
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Online Synopsis of each Mesechta of Talmud Bavli

Where can I find an online synopsis of each Mesechta of Talmud Bavli? Details: I do not care so much about length, the longer the better. As long as it is not too long. I want a overall summary of ...
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Jewish Archaeology

I'm looking for a good read which discusses archaeology and the Tanach, Chazal, etc. Could anyone point me to some resources? I would prefer that the book be in English, and have pictures throughout. ...
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Yerushalmi — masechet recommendations? [closed]

I’m interested in delving into learning Yerushalmi. Any recommendations for a good, fun, and interesting masechet to start with?
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Looking for a kosher hot plate for Shabbos and Yom Tov

Does anyone know of a kosher hot plate that can be safely left on for the duration of Shabbos, Yom Tov, or a 3 day Shabbos and Yom Tov and will not become a fire hazard? Every product should be and ...
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Are Lindeman's fruit lambic beers endorsed as kosher by any other agencies?

Lindeman's Beer has a hechsher from the Triangle K. This hechsher is recommended (by many kosher agencies) only for certain products. Is there another organization that has also verified the koshrus ...
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Book on Noahides by Sefardi Chief Rabbi

I heard from someone that there is a book on Noahides written by the Sefardi Chief Rabbi. But, I couldn't find it. Does anyone know of this book, if it exists and which book it is?
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Looking for the right daf yomi shiur

I'm looking for the right daf yomi shiur that I can download online. I know there's a lot to choose from, so hopefully my criteria are specific enough to lead you in the right direction. I'm looking ...
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Where can I find online a good recording of Gemorah which explains it very well peshuta shel talmud

Where can I find online a good recording of Gemorah which explains it very well peshuta shel talmud? I do not need a lot of mephorshim just someone who explains very well and clear the peshuta shel ...
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Resources to improve my Hebrew to learn Halachic works?

My Hebrew is solid - I am able to get around Israel - but when I learn works of Halacha (Aruch HaShulchan, Mishna Berura, Kitzur) I am not able to follow due to not knowing words and acronyms. What is ...
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Are Metsudah Siddurim permananently out of print?

I've websearched all over for both the weekday and the Shabbat linear Metsudah siddurim (nusach Ashkenaz). Jewish booksellers are out of stock or have only nusach Sefard. Used copies are expensive or ...
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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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English translation for Kovetz Maamarim?

I’m looking for an English translation of Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman’s sefer, “Kovetz Maamarim”. Are there any publications?
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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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Where can I get the Mishnah Torah in English in plain text, open source?

I want to upload and maintain various texts in English in plain text format for wikisource: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Portal:Judaism In particular, I am looking for the Mishnah Torah in English. ...
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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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Where can I find a complete Shulchan Aruch without too many abbreviations?

I am looking to buy a Shulchan Aruch, but unlike Buying a Shulchan Aruch, I am concerned with different requirements I don't want a lot of abbreviations. I have spent some time learning Yoreh Deah ...
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Looking for a good tikkun kor'im

I have an old Tikkun Kor'im by Mishor whose cover has literally come off (ah, the motivation for that question is revealed!). Now that i'm in the market for a new tikkun, i'd like to make sure i get ...
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Online English Rashi (Talmud)

Is there an English translation of Rashi's commentary on the Talmud available online?
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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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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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Where can I buy the sefer Imros Tehoros?

I discovered a wonderful sefer on the Otzar HaChachma program (and on Hebrew Books here http://www.hebrewbooks.org/15241) and can't find a copy of it in any bookstore. It's called אמרות טהרות and is ...
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Drawing on Shabbes: product recommendation?

I have two young children, one of whom (aged six) loves drawing. Sadly, she often professed to hate Shabbes, given that she cannot draw for the entire day, and I have been looking for a kosher ...
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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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Original Sources for Ideas about Hidden Path to Moshiach

I sat in a class recently and listened to an Orthodox rabbi expound on the convoluted path that had to be taken in the past and will presumably be taken in the future to get to Moshiach. I may not ...
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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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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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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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Looking for hechshered plain kefir Kosher for Passover

Does anyone know of hechshered plain kefir gluten free no additives Kosher for Passover? Kefir is a fermented milk product (cow, goat or sheep milk) that tastes like a drinkable yogurt. Kefir ...
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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 there a concise book on how math and measurements are used in Torah and talmud?

Both the Torah and Gemarrah use math in various places, e.g. percentages (5ths (certain penalties); 10ths (ma'aser), etc.) They also use many terms of measurements - e.g. shekel = 20 gerah; numerous ...
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Is the sefer אור הצפון available?

Does anyone know where to get the sefer ohr hatzfon, containing mussar of the Alter of Slabadka, either online for free or by buying an actual copy?
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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 to buy a shas/talmud in one volume?

I have seen, once or twice, the entire talmud printed in one volume. The book was larger than your average book/gemara and there were 4 amudim printed on each page (with Rashi and Tosfos) according to ...
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Has anyone compiled a historical book on Esther?

Megillat Esther leaves numerous questions in my mind, that are unexplained in the Megillah. A lot of it is filled in in the Talmud and various Midrashim. But, one has to sift through numerous pages ...
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Preparing to learn daf yomi Yerushalmi

I am planning to start learning daf yomi Yerushalmi. I have never learned Yerushalmi before Are there websites the provide the text and audio explanation of the daf akin to those that exist for Bavli?...
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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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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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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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Looking for an English translation of the mishna berura

Question as stated in title. So far I've only been able to find two through online searching: Ohr Olam, with a very... sparse website. They direct purchasers to zbermanbooks, but (1) I can't seem to ...
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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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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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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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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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Translation of the Aruch haShulchan

Is there a translation of the Aruch haShulchan available anywhere? If so, does it include the Hebrew? Is it in print or online? Does it follow tzurat hadaf?
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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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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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