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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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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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How to get a self-published sefer into all of the Seforim stores?

Nowadays, there are a variety of very quick, reliable, and cost-effective ways to self-publish a book online. Sites like Lulu made it very easy to create a sefer for under $20. However, they don't ...
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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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Book about death for goyim

Does anyone have a recommendation for a book about losing a loved one which is for Goyim but from a Jewish perspective? Back story; when my father sat shiva, a family friend gifted him 'The Jewish Way ...
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Reliable Ask-a-Rabbi Websites

There are some times on this site where questioners will be directed to "ask their Rabbi." While it's always optimal to have such people discuss the question with their own Rabbi (and such action ...
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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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Are there any compliations of ancient/medieval Jewish comments on Scripture?

Is there any book or website where I can look up ancient/medieval Jewish teaching on any given verse in the Tanach to see what the Talmud, Midrash, Rashi, etc. says about the verse? Something akin to ...
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Books on Geonic Period

Looking for books discussing aspects of the Geonic Period, whether it be analysis of the Responsa, a historical outline/discussion. Thanks
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Looking for a Mussar Sefer broken into short daily teachings

Looking for a recommendation on a mussar Sefer that has daily teachings, sort of like how the Chofetz Chaim Sefer was broken down into one page a day. Not any specific type of mussar, but something ...
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Looking for a solid Online Semicha

I would love to get a semicha online. ( I have a job and family) I am looking at it as a mile-stone (a degree I am proud of), not as a source of parnasa . Any program you know which is trustworthy? I ...
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English Translation of Milhamoth Hashem by Yiḥyeh Qafiḥ

Milhamoth Hashem is Yiḥyeh Qafiḥ's controversial work, presenting his group's philosophy and questioning the authenticity of the Zohar and it's attribution to the sage R' Shimon bar Yohai. Is there an ...
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History of the Mir Yeshiva

Can anybody recommend a good history of the Mir Yeshiva - specifically until the outbreak of World War II, but ideally even inclusive of the war years? Shaul Stampfer has an excellent history of ...
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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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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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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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What are some books on demonology to read from a Jewish perspective?

I have recently developed an interest in demonology and I'm looking to study it from a Jewish perspective. Can anybody recommend books on the topic?
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Mishna Berurah Summary

Does anybody know where I can find a summary (in English or French) of the different simanim (or chapters) of the Mishnah Berurah? If possible, with the title or subject of the siman.
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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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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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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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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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Women's prayer books in Yiddish/English

Does anyone know of a good siddur/prayer book designed for women that is in Yiddish and English?
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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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Seeking scholarly siddur with sources

Is there a well-sourced, scholarly siddur/work on the siddur/website that discusses the origins of the various prayers? Where can I find it?
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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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Where to download Tanach text in digital format

I want to download Tanach, or at least Chumash, in a word type format. I want to be able copy and paste etc... Any help would be much appreciated. Yasher Kokachem. Edit: Mechon Mamre texts are ...
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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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Introduction to Rav Tzadok HaKohen

Can someone recommend an introductory text to the thought of Rav Tzadok HaKohen MiLublin?
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Is lindemans fruit lambic beer kosher

Lindemans Beer has a hechsher from the triangle k. This hechsher is recommended (by most kosher agencies) only for certain products. Is there another organization who can verify the koshrus of this ...
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Where is there a good online source to check how often a word appears in Tanach?

Where is there a good online source where you can check how often a word appears in Tanach?
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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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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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Are there any brands of mustard powder (flour) that are kosher for Passover for Sephardim?

Prepared mustard (containing vinegar and the like) is certainly not kosher for Passover. According to Ashkenazic practice, the mustard plant itself is included in "kitniot" and prohibited on Passover....
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Translation to Issachar Jacobson's "נתיב בינה"

Rabbi Issachar Jacobson has a multivolume series on davening called "נתיב בינה". An English translation to the first volume is called "the weekday siddur". Does anyone know if there are English ...
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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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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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Where can the Tosafot of Rabbi Samson of Sens be found?

This might be quite a basic question, but there’s a passage from Rabbi Samson of Sens’s commentary on Mishnah Eduyot 1:5 that I’ve seen quoted in a few books eg here. (Sometimes it’s quoted as being ...
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Written Semicha Tests

Which Rabbonim give a semicha based on a written test (as opposed to requiring one to complete a program under them)? Are they only on Basar Bechalav and Ta'aruvos, only on Shabbos, only on Niddah or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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