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I would recommend a central and fundamental book of Hassidut: TANYA. Here is a link for translation plus explanations (Lesson in Tanya): https://www.chabad.org/library/tanya/tanya_cdo/aid/6237/jewish/Lessons-in-Tanya.htm Since you want something appealing that is not mysticism, maybe start by learning the 3rd part of Tanya called Igeret HaTeshuva, very ...


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I would strongly recommend reading (the free version of the work) "The key to Kabbalah", written by Rabbi Nissan Dovid Dubov. The work is available online at Chabad.org. The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains in his letter (10th of Nissan, 5741) that Jewish Mysticism has to do with the two facets of the Torah, 1) the revealed part of the Torah and, 2) the ...


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Sefaria offers the online English-version of Nefesh HaChayim from Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin. I would recommend the version/translation called "The Soul of Life, translated by Leonard Moskowitz, Teaneck, NJ 2012 [Rev. 1.5]". You can choose this by clicking on "translations". See also this related post: English Translation of Rabbi Chaim ...


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I am unclear if you are looking for Hebrew or English. If the latter, then Avinoam Fraenkel has translated the entirety of Nefesh Hachaim (unlike some of the other translations which skip content or full chapters). His translation, Nefesh Hatzimtzum comes out in two volumes and has lots of commentary, explanations and massive amount of footnotes. It is ...


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Midrash Rabbah is a collection of disparate texts, so you shouldn't expect to find a single good all-encompassing edition. As far as I know, besides the Schechter Institutes editions you already mentioned, here are some of the critical editions available: Bereishit Rabbah: ed. Theodore–Albeck Shemot Rabbah: ed. Shinan (on chapters 1–14) Vayikra Rabbah: ed. ...


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I have this edition at home - the print is very clear and it has an explanatory commentary entitled U'vecharta Bachaim - you can see sample pages here. However I have also seen this version which is very nice with a commentary by Rabbi Yisrael Eliyahu Weintraub called Biyur Yiras Chaim. You can see samples here. Finally when searching further, you might be ...


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I had a similar question years ago about metsudah publications, i don't believe they are in print anymore. you can still find their products on various judaica and seforim websites, but as you mentioned the only siddurim you could find were in nusach sfard. this is probably because the sites are selling what products that are left over from whenever metsudah ...


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The weekday siddur is available in Lehmanns albeit in compact size if that helps. Here has the combined Chumash and Shabbos siddur. There also appears to be the Shabbos edition available on Amazon (again pocket-sized), although there is only one left in stock.


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I think you’ll appreciate this. https://anchor.fm/misfit-torah/episodes/Is-Creativity-Possible-in-a-Religious-Tradition--The-Paradigm-Busting-Rashbam-e1np8l


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In addition to Avigayil Rock's book mentioned previously, the series Masters of the Word (currently two volumes) by Yonatan Kolatch matches what you are looking for.


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If you read Hebrew, check out this book. https://korenpub.com/products/parshanei-hamikra It's an amazing resource.


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There is a very good anthology of all of his works with very clear type which you can purchase here. As far as individual versions with explanatory notes I would recommend two: The two-volume edition, available with "Biur Meshulav", accompanying explanatory notes here. You can see from the sample page below that it has "Biurei HaChassidus&...


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Here are one book and 3 articles you might enjoy the book Rav Tzadok HaKohen on the Parsha - based on the Sefer Pri Tzadik two articles written by R Dovid Bashevkin, Perpetual Prophecy: An Intellectual Tribute to Reb Zadok ha-Kohen of Lublin on his 110th Yahrzeit, Jewish thought: a process, not a text The Hidden Root - The Existential Paradox of Rabbi Zadoq ...


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I have yet to come across a biography of sorts, but there does appear to be a published academic study, published through the Yeshiva University Press entitled Thinking God : the mysticism of Rabbi Zadok of Lublin. The blurb here reads as follows: This work is the first study in any language of the thought and writings of Rabbi Zadok HaKohen of Lublin (1823-...


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I really recommend the Tikkun Korim Yosher. Is all in Hebrew , the whole Torah, Haftarot and Five Megilot, parallel with vowels and without vowels and at the end of the book the laws for reading the Torah both in Hebrew and English. You can find it here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H54VW38?ref=myi_title_dp


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