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What was the purpose of the gathering mentioned in "Mekitz Nirdamim"

The goal of this gathering, as stated in the introduction to Mekitz Nirdamim, was to further Jewish education. In particular, at least from the perspective of R. Menachem Mendel Chaim Landau, the ...
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Is it okay to read Torah books by non-frum authors?

Summary It's almost always unwise to read such books. But not always. Please read on. Details One can find sources which argue both ways. Here's an answer from my own experience. In my yeshivish ...
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Is it okay to read Torah books by non-frum authors?

Definitely not advisable. They are most likely to contain ideas antithetical to Torah. Better to use your time studying Torah, instead of studying interpretations twisted to go against the Torah. This ...
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Are Dr. Barilan's bioethical writings consistent with Orthodox Jewish law?

There isn't a universal answer to this question. It depends on your goals, your personality, your Jewish outlook, et cetera. If it's required reading for a required course in your program — this is a ...
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Are Metsudah Siddurim permananently out of print?

I read the question a couple of times, now 2 years later, but since it seemed important then and "reprint" was mentioned, I'm still responding. Here is what I found which was published on ...
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Introductory sefer on Gematria?

This sefer goes through the significant numbers in Judaism and explains their meaning.
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Introductory sefer on Gematria?

You might like Rav Dovid Feinstein's Seasonings of Torah - weekly divrei Torah based on gematrias. The blurb reads as follows: Enter the world of deep Torah insights through the eyes of Hagaon Harav ...
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Introductory sefer on Gematria?

Another gematria book available at Amazon Behold!: The Art and Practice of Gematria by Bethsheba Ashe Bethsheba Ashe is a fifty one year old tea-drinking cryptographer who broke the gematria ciphers ...
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What are some good modern-era books on Hilchos Shabbos in Hebrew?

For Talmidei ha-Rambam there is: ספר ילקוט משה הלכות שבת להרמב"ם by R. Itamar Kohen and הלכות שבת ויום טוב על פי משנתו ההלכתית של הרב יוסף קאפח by R. Dr. Hananel b. Moshe Sari ha-Lewi
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What are some good modern-era books on Hilchos Shabbos in Hebrew?

The tremendously clear Sefer Zachor VeShamor by the late Rabbi Eliyahu Falk, which is hugely popular in the English-speaking world, is in the process of being translated in Hebrew. I believe the first ...
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What are some good modern-era books on Hilchos Shabbos in Hebrew?

R. Eliezer Melamed’s Peninei Halachah: Shabbat is, I believe, the text used today in the majority of Dati Leumi homes. It’s available in two volumes, and also online. It’s pretty comprehensive and ...
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What are some good modern-era books on Hilchos Shabbos in Hebrew?

A pretty standard text is Orchot Shabbat which calls itself a Kitzur Hilchot Shabbat even if it is a 4-volume text. It is organized by melacha, and if reading only the top half of each page (i.e., ...
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What is the sefer hasichos ? How is it different from likkutei sichos?

Likkutei Sichos is a set of 39 volumes which were compiled from 1950 until 1992. Likkutei Sichos was written by a team of scholars including but not limited to Rabbi Yoel Kahn Rabbi Nachman Shapiro ...
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Seeking recommendations for a set of טור ושולחן ערוך

There are quite a few nice sets now available that are worth exploring. The Tzuras HaDaf - Tur Shulchan Aruch: Like the name suggests it is formatted and paginated with the traditional tzuras hadaf ...
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Looking for a good tikkun kor'im

I like all the information in Ish Matzliach tikun. When there are 2 of the same trop on a word, this is the only tikun I know of which tells you which trop to sing by and which to ignore. However, I ...
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Story about the Ben Ish Chai selling his precious sefer Torah in order to publish his seforim

B"H I found this story in the sefer Hareah Hatov Ben Ish Chai (p. 101-102) by Rabbi Avishay Barosher. It writes: אותי, מפני כי הייתי אני מן העוזרים והמחזיקים ביד אחרים, ודי בזה לחכם שכמותו. והנה ...
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