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Destiny's Call: Book One - Genesis

Destiny's Call: Book One - Genesis

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Destiny's Call brings to life scenes, stories and characters from the Book of Genesis. In captivating fictional short stories, Destiny's Call gives a glimpse of the struggles of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, the birth and conflicts of the Tribes of Israel, and a deeper exploration of some of the colorful characters depicted in the Bible. Destiny's Call relies heavily on biblical and archeological sources. The book includes questions for discussion, detailed hand-drawn maps of the ancient world, recreated genealogical records and timeline, an index of biblical references, and a glossary of biblical terms. Ben-Tzion Spitz is the author of the Torah Shorts blog (at ben-tzion.com), where he has published dozens of biblical fiction stories and biblical analysis based on ancient, medieval and contemporary sources. Spitz has been exploring and researching biblical stories and archeological findings for over two decades. He is also the creator and lecturer of the Biblical Fiction series in Jerusalem, Israel.
Dimensions in Chumash, Bereishis and Shemos

Dimensions in Chumash, Bereishis and Shemos

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In these volumes, bestselling author and master teacher Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein takes the reader on a journey through the Chumash. Each chapter begins with questions on a particular topic or episode, some disarmingly simple and others somewhat more nuanced. With our curiosity piqued, Rabbi Bernstein proceeds to draw upon a vast array of commentators from throughout the generations, guiding us toward a new level of understanding ― one that is eye-opening, exhilarating, and profoundly satisfying. This work will bring the reader’s understanding and appreciation of the Chumash and its commentaries to entirely new heights.

DIRECTIONS IN RASHI

DIRECTIONS IN RASHI

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Do you want to really appreciate Rashi's commentary on the Torah?

Rashi's explanations are not just a random collection of beautiful thoughts, but a complete and systematic commentary that reveals the primary meaning of the Torah. Rabbi Yochanon Joseph analyzes Rashi's system and presents a series of "Relevant Principles" that lead to a proper and deeper understanding of this timeless classic.

For each week's Torah reading there is presented a meaningful, content-filled d'var Torah about one Rashi comment, showing Rashi's technique and deeper intent.

Beautifully designed and easy to read, Directions in Rashi will help you understand:

  • why Rashi sometimes changes what seems to be the simple meaning of the verse;
  • how Rashi adapts Talmudic and Midrashic texts to the needs of his own commentary;
  • some of the profound spiritual and intellectual lessons that are hidden beneath the surface of Rashi's comments.

Unlock the wealth of meaning in Rashi's words and understand the Torah as never before!

About the Author:

Yochanon Joseph has done a remarkable job in helping us delve deeply into Rashi's commentary, based upon clear principles.

DAROSH DARASH YOSEF

Discourses of Rav Yosef Dov Halevi Soloveitchik on the Weekly Parashah: Darosh Darash Yosef Hardcover

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Principally drawing from end-of-Shabbat lessons and discourses given by the Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik during his time in Boston, this compendium also includes Soloveitchik lectures from his tenure as the rabbi of Congregatino Moriah in Manhattan and his summer lecture series. Compiled by Rabbi Avishai David, a student of Soloveitchik's, this collection serves as a comprehensive introduction to the thought of one of the great Talmudists of the 20th century, a man who drew from a vast reservoir of Jewish and general knowledge to bring Jewish thought and law to bear on the interpretation and assessment of the modern experience.

Principally drawing from end-of-Shabbat lessons and discourses given by the Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik during his time in Boston, this compendium also includes Soloveitchik lectures from his tenure as the rabbi of Congregatino Moriah in Manhattan and his summer lecture series. Compiled by Rabbi Avishai David, a student of Soloveitchik’s, this collection serves as a comprehensive introduction to the thought of one of the great Talmudists of the 20th century, a man who drew from a vast reservoir of Jewish and general knowledge to bring Jewish thought and law to bear on the interpretation and assessment of the modern experience.

DIVREI YA'AKOV- SHMOS

DIVREI YA'AKOV- SHMOS

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A collection of teachings and insights on the book of Exodus.
Ecclesiastes and the Search for Meaning

Ecclesiastes and the Search for Meaning

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Ecclesiastes (in Hebrew, Kohelet) has long been viewed as the great existential work of the Hebrew Bible, containing the famous cry "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity." As part of a search for enduring meaning, it questions the nature of work, mortality, happiness, justice, goodness, and life itself. Kohelet is awash in contradictions, careful observations, disappointments, and insights, making it one of the richest and most complex books in all of Tanakh. This fresh and hopeful look at an ancient book synthesizes rabbinic commentary with modern scholarship, fine art, and poetry. It highlights expressions from Kohelet that have become common parlance while shedding light on its more obscure verses. Ecclesiastes and the Search for Meaning offers a comprehensive introduction to the book and includes three essays on each chapter, concluding with an epilogue on Kohelet's liturgical use on the holiday of Sukkot - for Kohelet combines the frustrations and vulnerabilities of life "under the sun" with the temporal joys that make life worthwhile. All are regarded as a "gift from God."

Ecclesiastes (in Hebrew, Kohelet) has long been viewed as the great existential work of the Hebrew Bible, containing the famous cry "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity." As part of a search for enduring meaning, it questions the nature of work, mortality, happiness, justice, goodness, and life itself. Kohelet is awash in contradictions, careful observations, disappointments, and insights, making it one of the richest and most complex books in all of Tanakh. This fresh and hopeful look at an ancient book synthesizes rabbinic commentary with modern scholarship, fine art, and poetry. It highlights expressions from Kohelet that have become common parlance while shedding light on its more obscure verses. Ecclesiastes and the Search for Meaning offers a comprehensive introduction to the book and includes three essays on each chapter, concluding with an epilogue on Kohelet’s liturgical use on the holiday of Sukkot - for Kohelet combines the frustrations and vulnerabilities of life "under the sun" with the temporal joys that make life worthwhile. All are regarded as a "gift from God."

Echoes of Eden Bamidbar

Echoes of Eden Bamidbar

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Parsha Book: 4th in a Series Me'orei Ha'Aish

Elijah: The Lonely Zealot

Elijah The Lonely Zealot [Hardcover]

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The prophet Elijah's powerful character looms over some of the most tumultuous chapters in the Bible. Elijah's policy of confronting power and corruption aroused opposition and protest - indeed, it endangered his life. Many questions arise: Why does Elijah appear at this specific time? Why does he perform so many miracles seemingly at his own initiative, without any divine command? To what extent is the prophet's aggressive policy approved of by God? And, looking beyond the biblical text, what can we learn about our own confrontations with entrenched injustice? 'Elijah: The Lonely Zealot' is the first work by the renowned Bible scholar Rabbi Elchanan Samet to appear in English. This systematic and creative literary commentary on the Elijah narrative has influenced a generation of readers and teachers since its first appearance in Hebrew (entitled 'Pirkei Eliyahu'). Now English readers too can benefit from Rabbi Samet's penetrating analyses and insights in this masterwork.

The prophet Elijah's powerful character looms over some of the most tumultuous chapters in the Bible. Elijah’s policy of confronting power and corruption aroused opposition and protest - indeed, it endangered his life. Many questions arise: Why does Elijah appear at this specific time? Why does he perform so many miracles seemingly at his own initiative, without any divine command? To what extent is the prophet’s aggressive policy approved of by God? And, looking beyond the biblical text, what can we learn about our own confrontations with entrenched injustice? 'Elijah: The Lonely Zealot' is the first work by the renowned Bible scholar Rabbi Elchanan Samet to appear in English. This systematic and creative literary commentary on the Elijah narrative has influenced a generation of readers and teachers since its first appearance in Hebrew (entitled 'Pirkei Eliyahu'). Now English readers too can benefit from Rabbi Samet's penetrating analyses and insights in this masterwork.

 

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 599

Language: English

Publisher: Koren Publishers Jerusalem

Published date: November 29, 2021

ISBN: 9781592645336

 

Elijah The Lonely Zealot [Hardcover]

By: Elchonon Samet

ENTERING THE COVENANT - HC

Entering The Covenant [Hardcover]

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Mazel tov! You’re going to a bris. It’s a happy event not only for the family and friends, but also for the entire Jewish people, becausethere is no greater symbol of Jewish continuity and eternity than to usher another child into the Covenant of Abraham. Our Sages teach that Jews have always celebrated circumcisions with special joy — and this bris will be no exception.

Esther

Esther: Power, Fate and Fragility in Exile

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The Book of Esther takes us to the heart of destiny moments: a beautiful but unlikely queen evolves into a Jewish leader. A wise and trusted Jewish courtier expands his platform of influence, and a vulnerable minority facing death becomes a powerful people in a land not their own. Dr. Erica Brown offers us a close textual and thematic reading of this beloved story of courage and heroism against a background of hate and political ineptitude. This ancient story sheds its light on today's most pressing problems: contemporary antisemitism, sexual tyranny and the absence of leadership.
Parsha Companion- Exodus

Exodus: A Parsha Companion

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In this second volume of Parsha Companions, Rabbi David Fohrman delves into the biblical text, asking intriguing questions and detecting patterns that, once you see them, seem to leap off the page. He helps the reader really listen to the Torah - carefully, lovingly, and attentively. The reader's reward is the chance to perceive the richness in the Torah many of us had never imagined was there, and to be touched deeply by a close encounter with the words of our Maker.

EZEKIEL: FROM DESTRUCTION TO RESTORATION

Ezekiel: From Destruction to Restoration

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The prophet Ezekiel speaks from a unique perspective: he resides in Babylonia, yet laments the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem; his prophecies range from furious messages of rebuke to comforting depictions of the future redemption of the Jewish people. This volume is a deep and methodical study of the book of Ezekiel: its literary style, its historical context, and the progression of its prophecies from visions of destruction to promises of restoration. This title is the latest in the Maggid Studies in Tanakh series.

FROM CHAOS TO KINGSHIP: AN IN DEPTH EXPLORATION OF MEGILLAT RUT

FROM CHAOS TO KINGSHIP: AN IN DEPTH EXPLORATION OF MEGILLAT RUT

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InFrom Chaos to Kingship: An In-Depth Exploration of Megillat Rut, Rabbi Chaim Jachter offers new solutions to both classic and previously unaddressed issues in the study ofMegillat Rutand Tanach. Combining traditional commentaries with innovative interpretations,From Chaos to Kingshipprovides key insights into the challenges courageously faced and overcome by Rut, Naomi, Boaz and the people of Beit Lechem during a very difficult time period, and applies the lessons to contemporary Hashkafic issues.From Chaos to Kingshipcomprises an intensive study of how Rut, a wise and kind newcomer, helped transform Am Yisrael from the chaos of theShofetimera to the greatness of the Davidic monarchy.

GEMATRIA-THE SPICE OF TORAH

GEMATRIA-THE SPICE OF TORAH

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A fascinating tool of traditional Torah interpretation

The study of gematria -- the numerical value of Hebrew words -- is one of the most fascinating means of traditional Torah interpretation, found throughout the Talmud, Midrash and works of Kabbalah. Here, for the first time in book form, are all the words in the Chumash (Five Books of Moses) listed according to their numerical values.

This reference book, invaluable for rabbis, scholars and students, is a unique tool for Torah study.

Gems from the Nesivos Shalom: Bereishis

Gems from the Nesivos Shalom: Bereishis

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Nesivos Sholom. One of the most widely celebrated volumes on Jewish thought in recent history. The magnum opus of Reb Sholom Noach Berezovsky zt"l, saintly Rebbe of a vibrant chassidic dynasty, the impact of the Nesivos Sholom extends well beyond the tight-knit enclave of Slonimer adherents. Since its publication in the latter half of the twentieth century, Nesivos Sholom has become a standard text in the study-halls and homes of Torah Jews from one end of the spectrum to the other. For the first time ever, this modern-day classic is now accessible in the English language. With the release of the tenth volume - focusing on the messages and lessons of Bereishis, the English-speaking public can discover what it is about Nesivos Sholom that has captured the hearts and minds of Jewish seekers worldwide. Is it the crisp, engaging treatment of such a wide range of relevant topics? The masterful blend of chassidic thought and scholarly analysis, mystical concepts and illustrative narratives, penetrating insight and inspirational messages? Or is it simply the pristine beauty that emanates from the sacred words of an individual referred to by some as the "Mesillas Yesharim of our generation"? For the accomplished scholar or the earnest layman; the educator or the parent; anyone - young or old - seeking to advance their Torah knowledge and connection with the Creator - this volume has a wealth to offer. With Hashem's help, these teachings of the Nesivos Sholom will greatly enhance your life. By:Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg

Genesis: A Torah for All Nations

Genesis: A Torah for All Nations

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Over seven billion people live on earth. According to Jewish tradition, they are obligated in the seven universal commandments, the Noahide laws. Where does God elaborate on His expectations for mankind? This book posits that the first eleven chapters of Genesis, which have little to do with the Jewish people per se, are thematically set apart as a teaching for all of humanity, a Torah for all nations. Jeff Jaffe's deep dive into the first eleven chapters of Genesis reveals a tapestry of forty-two essential messages. They address fundamental philosophical themes: the nature of God, reward and punishment, confession and repentance, the World to Come, and more. This handbook for humanity incorporates surprisingly contemporary messages about gender equality, the role of science and technology, stewardship of the environment, and the necessity of a positive partnership between Jews and the nations of the world. Traditional scholars will appreciate new insights, while all people will find here a unique perspective on the Bible's expectations of them.
Genesis: From Creation to Covenant

Genesis: From Creation to Covenant

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Rabbi Dr. Zvi Grumet explores the Book of Genesis in search for answers to the fundamental questions of human existence: Who are we? Why are we here? What does God want from us and what can we expect of Him? Shuttling deftly back and forth between the microcosmic and the macrocosmic, Rabbi Grumet offers a sensitive verse-by-verse reading of the biblical text, occasionally stepping back to reveal the magnificent themes that underlie the narrative as a whole: Creation and God, mortality and sin, family and covenant. Ambitious in scope and meticulous in execution, Genesis: From Creation to Covenant presents a remarkably original interpretation of the Book of Genesis and the Divine quest at its heart - the quest for a meaningful relationship with humankind.
GLEANINGS: REFLECTIONS ON RUTH

Gleanings: Reflections on Ruth Hardcover

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In this volume, contemporary scholars, educators, and community leaders offer their readings of Ruth and insights into its themes, through the prisms of their respective academic interests and professional fields. The topics of these essays range from poetry to populism, social work to American history, elder care to conversion to contemporary immigration. They demonstrate how our perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of our era ƒ‚‚"ƒ‚‚€ƒ‚‚" and on the Book of Ruth itself ƒ‚‚"ƒ‚‚€ƒ‚‚" can benefit from the synthesis of Torah Umadda (Torah and general wisdom).

In this volume, contemporary scholars, educators, and community leaders offer their readings of Ruth and insights into its themes, through the prisms of their respective academic interests and professional fields. The topics of these essays range from poetry to populism, social work to American history, elder care to conversion to contemporary immigration. They demonstrate how our perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of our era and on the Book of Ruth itself can benefit from the synthesis of Torah Umadda (Torah and general wisdom).

Great Biblical Commentators

Great Biblical Commentators

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Haggai, Zecharia, and Malachi: Prophecy In An Age of

Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi: Prophecy in an Age of Uncertainty

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Babylonia fell and the Temple was rebuilt, miracles were at once present and hidden but Judea remained subject to the Persian Empire. The prophets Haggai and Zechariah spoke of imminent redemption yet most Jews remained in exile. Prophecy ceased with Malachi, and a chapter in Jewish history came to an end, paving the way for a new era with the Oral Law at its heart: the era of the rabbis. At the end of the age of the prophets, hope mixed with disappointment as the people of Israel tried to come to terms with this partial salvation, wondering what it meant for the covenantal relationship between God and Israel. Often overlooked, the books of the final prophets hold the key to understanding the monumental transition that overtook the Jewish world at the beginning of the Second Temple Era and that ushered in the postbiblical age. In Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi: Prophecy in an Age of Uncertainty, Rabbi Hayyim Angel brings to life one of the least understood eras of Jewish history.

Babylonia fell and the Temple was rebuilt, miracles were at once present and hidden but Judea remained subject to the Persian Empire. The prophets Haggai and Zechariah spoke of imminent redemption yet most Jews remained in exile. Prophecy ceased with Malachi, and a chapter in Jewish history came to an end, paving the way for a new era with the Oral Law at its heart: the era of the rabbis. At the end of the age of the prophets, hope mixed with disappointment as the people of Israel tried to come to terms with this partial salvation, wondering what it meant for the covenantal relationship between God and Israel.
Often overlooked, the books of the final prophets hold the key to understanding the monumental transition that overtook the Jewish world at the beginning of the Second Temple Era and that ushered in the postbiblical age. In Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi: Prophecy in an Age of Uncertainty, Rabbi Hayyim Angel brings to life one of the least understood eras of Jewish history. In this work, Rabbi Angel takes the reader through a tumultuous world of joy mingled with insecurity in the twilight of prophecy.

HASHEM IS MY LIGHT : Mining Le-Dovid

Hashem Is My Light: Mining le-Dovid (Psalm 27) for Insight and Inspiration

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Hashem is My Light mines the words of King David for insight into the High Holiday season, as Rabbi Shoff takes us on an entertaining and deeply insightful journey through the meaning and themes of Psalm 27. Rabbi Shoff traces the themes of each verse of Psalm 27 and highlights why this Psalm is recited during the Jewish penitential season of Elul, through Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkos. Each one of the Psalm's fourteen verses is carefully analyzed to show the intricate message and detailed words that are uniquely suited for this most auspicious and sensitive time of the Jewish cycle. He draws freely and extensively from the storehouses of rabbinic wisdom throughout the ages, and crystallizes the message of Psalm, verse by verse, together with its meaning as a whole, to show the relevance, inspirational content, and beauty of this part of the Jewish calendar, and spark each and every Jew who reads this book closely to experience a more meaningful Elul and Tishrei season.

Hashem is My Light mines the words of King David for insight into the High Holiday season, as Rabbi Shoff takes us on an entertaining and deeply insightful journey through the meaning and themes of Psalm 27. Rabbi Shoff traces the themes of each verse of Psalm 27 and highlights why this Psalm is recited during the Jewish penitential season of Elul, through Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkos. Each one of the Psalm’s fourteen verses is carefully analyzed to show the intricate message and detailed words that are uniquely suited for this most auspicious and sensitive time of the Jewish cycle. He draws freely and extensively from the storehouses of rabbinic wisdom throughout the ages, and crystallizes the message of Psalm, verse by verse, together with its meaning as a whole, to show the relevance, inspirational content, and beauty of this part of the Jewish calendar, and spark each and every Jew who reads this book closely to experience a more meaningful Elul and Tishrei season.

Healing & Repairing: Essays On Sefer Bereishit

Healing & Repairing: Essays On Sefer Bereishit

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The book of Bereishit can be read a book of dysfunctional relationships-and attempts to heal them. Starting with the fractured relationship between God and humankind in the Garden of Eden, running through to the relationship with Joseph and his brothers, the book of Bereishit is replete with stories of dysfunction, maltreatment, and alienation. Yet it is also filled with gestures of repairing and rehabilitation-some of which are successful, and tragically some never get adequately resolved.
Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary

Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary

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A masterpiece of deep learning and fine sensibility, Robert Alter's translation of the Hebrew Bible, now complete, reanimates one of the formative works of our culture. Capturing its brilliantly compact poetry and finely wrought, purposeful prose, Alter renews the Old Testament as a source of literary power and spiritual inspiration. From the family frictions of Genesis and King David's flawed humanity to the serene wisdom of Psalms and Job's incendiary questioning of God's ways, these magnificent works of world literature resonate with a startling immediacy. Featuring Alter's generous commentary, which quietly alerts readers to the literary and historical dimensions of the text, this is the definitive edition of the Hebrew Bible.
Hirsch Chumash - Compact Edition, 24 Volumes

Hirsch Chumash, Compact Edition, 24 Volumes Paperback

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Who says you can't take it with you?

The Classic Hirsch Chumash, now in a 24-volume compact edition, which allows study away from home and during travel.

Discover this comprehensive commentary where concepts of history, halachah, hashkafah, ta'amei ha'mitzvos , and lashon ha'krah come together to create a unique, all-encompassing tapestry that is The Hirsch Chumash.

Also available in handsome, full-size editions: Hebrew or English. The choice is yours. And of course, any edition you choose is a great gift idea!

I Believe

I Believe

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Time and again, in the midst of troubled times or facing difficult decisions, I've found the words of the weekly parasha giving me guidance - or, conversely, the events themselves granting me deeper insight into the Torah text. For that is what 'Torah' means: teaching, instruction, guidance. Torah is a commentary on life, and life is a commentary on Torah. Together they constitute a conversation, each shedding light on the other. So wrote Rabbi Sacks in the introduction to his first collection of essays on the weekly Torah portion. In I Believe, the final cycle of Covenant & Conversation essays written before his untimely passing, we are brought full circle, with Rabbi Sacks giving us a personal and intimate demonstration of how he came to see the world through listening attentively to the Torah and its message for the present and for all times. In this deeply uplifting collection of essays, Rabbi Sacks identifies and explores a different Jewish belief in each weekly portion, showing us how his own beliefs were formed from an ongoing conversation between the Torah and his life, and how we can achieve the same.