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Over a period of about five hundred years, various medieval Jewish scholars wrote books attempting to systematically address many issues of Jewish theology and metaphysics. Saadia Gaon (882-942) wrote Kitāb al-Amānāt wa l-Iʿtiqādāt (Emunot V’deiot). The only complete English translation of the original Arabic is The Book of Beliefs and Opinions by Samuel ...


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One wonderful book which addresses all these questions is Gesher HaChaim by R Yechiel Michel Tucazinsky but it might not be so easy to find these days. An alternative would be to start with books by R Aryeh Kaplan who writes very clearly about profound philosophical ideas. Start with his Anthology vol. 1 (the first part being centered on Maimonides' 13 ...


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Maimonides' Thirteen Principles of Faith attempted to boil them down. The existence of G-d. G-d's unity and indivisibility into elements. G-d's spirituality and incorporeality. G-d's eternity. G-d alone should be the object of worship. Revelation through G-d's prophets. The preeminence of Moses among the prophets. That the entire Torah (both the Written and ...


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The Open Siddur Project has a nice font pack with many great fonts available to be downloaded for free on their site. One of the included fonts is called Mekorot Rashi, and it supports nikkud. I have downloaded these fonts and I must say they are incredibly useful. Check them out here.


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I have learned Ramban al Hatorah with a chavrusa this year. I used the third set you linked (Chavel Ramban, Mossad Harav Kook), and my chavrusa used the first one, the Tuv Yerushalaim set. Tuv Yerushalaim had commentary that was slightly easier to understand, but also skips commenting on any sections that are Kabbalah-heavy. If that's not a focus for you, I ...


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One such work is Rabbi Daniel Mann's A Glimpse of Greatness: A Study in the Works of Giants of Lomdus, which was reviewed here. There is also a Hebrew biography titled Shnei Keruvim by Meir Herskowitz, about the Ketzos and the Tosfos Yom Tov.


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Dr. Michael Higger translated into English the following masechtos ketanos: Sefer Torah, Mezuzah, Tefillin, Zizit, Abadim, Kutim & Gerim. The translations were published in the back of his Hebrew edition, available at HebrewBooks here. While Soncino in fact also translated these listed, and others, I prefer Higger’s because he critically edited the ...


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I now use the Chorev Tikkun and with the Simanim Tikkun on the side. Benefits of the Chorev: Uses the actual Breuer text. Distinguishes shva nah/nach and kamatz katan. The side of the page without trop looks exactly like the sefer torah - the Simanim has random highlights and other markings on the "torah" side which I find distracting. Both sides of the ...


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This is really more of an opinion-style question and may end up getting closed as off-topic. But if your objective is to understand what Ramban teaches, any one of the newer, complete and accurate texts is good. My preference is the Rav Kook edition which you linked to. In general, when learning Ramban to the Torah and especially over Bereshit, it is a ...


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Theoretically it is possible to switch from dairy to meaty utensils every time and perform hagala in between. We don't do it for practical reasons, to avoid mistakes, based on a gemara in Chulin 8b (see here for details). I don't know if you meant to ask specifically for this or more generally about the fundamental rationale of mitzvot, you might enjoy the ...


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The Western Wall Heritage Foundation offers the very popular Western Wall Tunnels Tour, which takes tourists under Jerusalem's Muslim Quarter, along the length of the western retaining wall of Herod's expansion of the Temple Mount ("Kotel Hama'aravi"). On this tour, you get to see different shapes and sizes of stones in the wall from different eras, going ...


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Sefaria.org has it on different nusachim. Scroll down in liturgy. Specifically: Edot HaMizrach Nusach Polin Nusach Lita Nusach Lita - Linear English translation


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There are two animation videos on youtube, one about Rashi and one about Rambam. The one on Rashi's story is called "Rashi A Light After The Dark Ages" (English) and the one on Rambam's story is called "Rambam The Story Of Maimonides" (Hebrew).


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artscroll (here) has started a 5-volume translation and elucidation of Targum Onkelos into English. They have published Bereishit and Shemot and aim to finish all 5 volumes by Summer 2020.


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I've used this one from Beverly Hills Chabad and it's superb.


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We are developing a web site and program that calculates both Equidistant Letter Sequences (ELS) Torah Bible Codes as well as Gematria values. http://TorahBibleCodes.com https://github.com/TorahBibleCodes


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