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Besides the points made in the other answer here, there's a major difference in focus between the two. Dirshu's set out to create an updated version of the Mishnah Berurah. The Mishna Berurah wrote that the work is meant to help people learn halacha even if they cannot look up primary sources. Just by learning Mishna Berurah they should know what to do. ...


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Some excellent lomdus sefarim al seder mesechta: Birchas Avraham, by R' Avrohom Erlanger. Contemporary Brisker approach, both diyukkim and lomdus. Written al hadaf, but with an introduction to most sugyas. Mostly available on Hebrewbooks.org Moreshes Moshe, by R' Moshe Steinhaus. Rishonim based summaries on the different mehalchim on each sugya. Fantastic ...


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Kehillas Yaakov by the Steipler, Rav Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky zt"l. I find that the more work I put into studying a topic, the more depth I find in his analysis of the sugya.


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The Jewish Study Bible comes to mind: https://www.amazon.com/Jewish-Study-Bible-Second/dp/0199978468


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In my search for an answer I came across Rabbi Anthony Manning's list of suggested On-Line Web Resources (almost 400 sites). Some of these links fit the bill. https://rabbimanning.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/On-Line-Web-Resources-2017-Version-3-March-2017.pdf This led me to his homepage which has a Recommended Reading tab which consists of 180 books and ...


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Besides a good answer from mbloch, I would add Rambam Leam a great source which brings the source and context for each halacha in a simple and straightforward language. I don't think as good though with bringing sources from halacha, Rambam Hamevor, the English Rambam from Rabbi Touger, and Steinsaltz's Rambam all do a good job bringing the halacha. (To ...


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The classical commentators (Kesef Mishne, Magid Mishne, Radbaz, Migdal Oz) all aim to do what you ask for. The result is complex to read/understand and takes a lot of space (my classical edition takes 8 large volumes and half a standard IKEA bookshelf). But working your way through them with a learned Rav is the best way to understand the incredible work the ...


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To the already excellent answers I'd like to add my own take. Mainly out of personal experience, but also out of experiences shared with me. It is not clear to me from your question how you have approached leining so far. But applying a trope to text and memorizing both for leining is a pretty advanced skill. A bar mitzwah can spend months learning an aliyah ...


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I started to learn to lein the Torah (Ashkenazi, typical American, non-yeshivish, non-Chabad) before my bar mitzva from my mother, A"H. She started with the most basic, common trop-phrases (mercha-sof pasuk, then mercha-tipcha, then munach-etnachta), and then had me repeat that note, applied to its own name, and then applied in various contexts that ...


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R. Solomon David Sassoon (1915–1985) published Rabbenu Abraham's commentary on Genesis/Exodus (the only sections largely extant) from a Bodleian manuscript in 1965. It is available to download for free at HebrewBooks: פירוש רבינו אברהם בן הרמב"ם על התורה


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This is an amazing program which I have benefited from immensely. One can recieve Semicha on Hilchos Shabbos and is under Rav Yehonason Gefen and is under the guidance of Rav Yitzchok Berkowitz shlit"a. The link is: https://kinyanhilchosshabbos.com/


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See the Virtual Halacha Program www.vhalacha.com They offer an exceptional Semicha program all under the guidance of Rav Nebentzahl Shlit"a.


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You can access his peirush on Bereishis and Shemos on the Otzar website here


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There are lots of Torah reading tutors, for almost every possible musical tradition. There are CDs, youtubes, and even programs you can buy. I have no idea what tradition you're looking for, but here's some things to keep in mind generally: If you aren't the most musical, then properly learning to read with grammatical rules should be your focus. You can ...


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Dunno if this is the way, but there is a standard tune for the Ashkenazi trop, running through all the symbols. Munach zarka-aah, munach segol, munach, munach, revii... I've always seen the Bar Mitzvah boys begin by just learning that tune very well. Once you can sing it in your sleep, you can start attaching little pieces of it to what you read.


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Rabbi Avraham Twerski zt"l has a book that deals exactly with what your looking for, entitled The Enemy Within and published by Artscroll. Each chapter deal with a different aspect of self-improvement including titles such as, 'Anger', 'Diligence', 'Vanity', 'Belief', 'Pursuit of Truth' etc. The blurb reads as follows: Though we are usually unaware of ...


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R Moshe Don Kestenbaum has come up with a very relevant book called Olam HaMiddos: A guide to understanding ourselves and refining our character which artscroll describes as Sefer Olam HaMiddos has become a popular and much-read book through the Torah world - and for good reason. The author, an acclaimed educator, writer, and speaker, combines Torah sources,...


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The bumper Pesach edition of Mishpacha 5781 ran a piece on HaRav Yitzchak Grodzinski zt"l, a neighbour of Rav Steinman zt"l and a gadol in his own right who was only niftar a year and a half ago and was regarded as 'the last prince of Slabodka'. It is available online to read here. In the article, it makes mention of Rav Yitzchak's saintly father ...


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A highly recommended book is "Masterplan" by Rabbi Aryeh Carmell. Here's a description of the book: Maybe you believe in God, but fail to see what this has to do with how one spends Friday night or which restaurant one eats in? Or maybe you think that the primary purpose of the mitzvot was to preserve Jewish identity—a function that has now been ...


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An English translations page for the Arizal's works has been started at Wikisource. As of Mar. 2021 there is just a little, but if everyone learning contributed a bit at a time (or if someone contributed a lot at once) ... https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:Isaac_Luria#Perek_3 Sefaria has Chapter names in English, and some sections have summaries or ...


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https://chat.whatsapp.com/FoEUNgaLhIqLJVdDOArLJG Rabbi Blums sefer torah lodaas is learnt 2x a week on this chat


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