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CEREMONY & CELEBRATION: INTRODUCTION TO THE HOLIDAYS

CEREMONY & CELEBRATION: INTRODUCTION TO THE HOLIDAYS

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When did Rosh HaShana, the anniversary of creation, become a day of judgement? How does Yom Kippur unite the priest's atonement with the prophet's repentance? What makes Kohelet, read on Sukkot, the most joyful book in the Bible? Why is the remembrance of the Pesah story so central to Jewish morality? And which does Shavuot really celebrate the law or the land? Bringing together Rabbi Sacks's acclaimed introductions to the Koren Sacks Mahzorim, Ceremony & Celebration reveals the stunning interplay of biblical laws, rabbinic edicts, liturgical themes, communal rituals and profound religious meaning of each of the five central Jewish holidays.
Festivals of Faith

Festivals of Faith

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Festivals of Faith: Reflections on the Jewish Holidays is a collection of Rabbi Norman Lamm's thoughts on the Jewish holidays culled principally from his sermons and divrei Torah delivered while he was Rabbi of The Jewish Center in New York City. Each discourse is an individual gem, and together they constitute a treasure trove of profound insights and inspiring teachings. Spanning the entire year, Festivals of Faith contains several selections for each holiday. Those familiar with Rabbi Lamm and his work will find numerous examples of Rabbi Lamm's consummate ability to captivate his audience with intellectually compelling concepts masterfully expressed in his eloquent style. Celebrate the holidays with Rabbi Lamm as they take on new meaning in the hands of this master of Jewish thought and tradition. Rabbi Norman Lamm, Chancellor of Yeshiva University and Rosh HaYeshiva of its affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, is one of the most gifted and profound thinkers of the Modern Orthodox community. He was the founding editor of Tradition, the journal of Orthodox thought published by the Rabbinical Council of America, and to this day convenes the Orthodox Forum, a think tank of rabbis, academicians, and community leaders that meets annually to discuss topics of concern in the Orthodox community. Rabbi Lamm served for many years as Rabbi of The Jewish Center, one of New York City's most prominent and vibrant Orthodox synagogues. A prolific author in the field of Jewish philosophy and law, a distinguished academician, and a charismatic pulpit rabbi, Rabbi Lamm has made, and continues to make, an extraordinary impact on the Jewish community. With a rare combination of penetrating scholarship and eloquence of expression, he has successfully presented a Torah view of contemporary Jewish life that speaks movingly to all. David Shatz is Professor of Philosophy at Yeshiva University. Simon Posner is Executive Editor of OU Press

Gems from the Nesivos Shalom: Bein Hameitzarim Churban Europe

Gems from the Nesivos Sholom-Three Weeks and the Holocaust

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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 seventh volume - focusing on the messages and lessons of the Three Weeks and the Churban in Europe, 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.

INSIDE TIME 3 VOL. SET

Inside Time Hardcover

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Inside Time by acclaimed author, Rabbi Yanki Tauber, is a three-volume book series exploring the soul of time as defined by the Torah and illuminated by Chassidic thought, particularly by the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. The three volumes of this series examine the essence of time and its origins in the primordial phases of creation; the cycles and systems that characterize it and define the trajectories of our lives; and the particular time-qualities that are brought into focus by the festivals and special dates of the Hebrew calendar. Volume 1 addresses the mystical view of time and its cycles. Volume 2 covers all the holidays and significant days from Rosh Hashana through Purim. Volume 3 covers all the holidays and significant days from Passover through Elul, the closing month of the Hebrew year.

SIMANIM CARD R"H PLASTIC

Lucite Rosh Hashanah Simanim Card Gold

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Lucite Rosh Hashanah Simanim Card Gold

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Pomegranate shaped Lucite Rosh Hashanah Simanim card is the perfect way to enhance your holiday table making it simple for each member of your family to follow along clearly and easily. The perfect way to follow Prayers for customary foods eaten during the Rosh Hashanah festival.

Material: Perspex
Size: 6.1" x 7"
Language: Hebrew
Text: Menukad
Color: Clear and Gold

MAADANEI MELECH: Maamarim to Enrich the Yom Tov Experience

Maadanei Melech - Maamarim to Enrich the Yom Tov Experience

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In Maadanei Melech, Rabbi Asher Eisenberger presents a selection of Yom Tov maamarim he has delivered over the past twenty years. Insightful, enlightening, and captivating, these essays will help bring greater joy and meaning to your Yom Tov observance and to your avodas Hashem throughout the year.

 

We are all familiar with derashos creative readings of the Torah or Midrash to develop and communicate an important message. But what is a maamar? A maamar does not take liberties with Torah sources. On the contrary, it plumbs the depths of pshat to achieve the true meaning of the text. When we analyze texts by paying close, careful attention to details and subtle nuances, we can arrive at conclusions that are often overlooked and reach a deeper and truer understanding of what they mean and what they are telling us.

Read a maamar and make your next Yom Tov a truly special and profound experience!

MOADEI HASHANAH: 10 DAYS OF REPENTANCE

Moadei Hashanah: The Ten Days of Repentance and Yom Kippur Hardcover

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Moadei Hashanah, The Ten Days of Repentance and Yom Kippuris the ninth sefer from Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus zt"l to appear in English. It is part of the enormously popular Hebrew Sichos series, read by thousands of people across the world. Rav Pincus, venerated Rosh Yeshivah, beloved Rav of Ofakim, and worldwide lecturer, spoke passionately concerning the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah and Yom Kippur and the proper way to approach them. These lectures are transcribed in this powerful work.

Rav Pincus clarifies the ways of teshuvah and opens their gates to all. He explains profoundly how the Thirteen Attributes of Divine Mercy work, helping us effect real change and renew our close attachment to Hashem. And he offers practical advice on how to make Yom Kippur into what we know it should be. These insights can surely transform lives.

This latest volume of the Moadei Hashanah series enriches and adds new dimensions to these crucial days that hold the key to the entire year. Rav Pincus' depth, relevance, and wit as expressed in this book are sure to inspire each person and raise him to a new level of teshuvah and kirvas Hashem.

RAV ASHER WEISS- ELUL/TISHREI

RAV ASHER WEISS- ELUL/TISHREI

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Rav Asher Weiss, shlita, has quickly become known as one of the leaders of our generation. His mastery of halachah, his open heart and door to every Jew who needs him, and his leadership during a very difficult time have set him apart as one of the gedolim of our generation.
In this series on the mo'adim, we discover not only Rav Asher Weiss' scholarship but also his heart; included here are some of the wonderful derashos that he has put together and said over the years about the chagim of Klal Yisrael.
Hagaon Harav Asher Weiss, shlita, is a towering Torah giant and one of the world's leading Torah sages and orators. Rav Weiss possesses a vast encyclopedic knowledge of Jewish law and is known for his eloquence, insight, and clarity. His lectures are broadcast throughout Israel and across the globe to tens of thousands, and he speaks to all types of Jews. Rabbis and leading Torah authorities around the world, spanning the full spectrum of Jewish life, contact him regularly for his rulings and advice.

Rendezvous With G-d

Rendezvous With G-d

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A highly original holiday book, Rendezvous with God will make you see the holidays as you have never seen them before. In the words of R. Yitz Greenberg: "In this wondrous book, Nathan Laufer gives us a stunningly fresh reading of the biblical holidays, illustrating how they celebrate the seven revelations of the Divine Presence during the first year of the marriage of God and Israel. A remarkable tour de force, Rendezvous with God weaves together thousands of biblical rituals with later rabbinic ordinances and popular holiday customs into a seamless whole, inseparably uniting Judaism's ethical and ritual dimensions. The book is so rich, it will provide understanding and pleasure to every kind of reader from the wise, informed expert to the unlearned lay reader."
ROOTS & RITUALS: Insights into Hebrew, Holidays, and History P/B

ROOTS & RITUALS: Insights into Hebrew, Holidays, and History P/B

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Mitchell First's 62 short articles address interesting questions about the Hebrew language, liturgy, Jewish history, and the calendar and holidays. For example: On Jewish Liturgy: the origin of the Haftarah, the origin of the blessing "Who Has Not Made Me A Woman," and the origin of our prayer for the government. On Jewish Holidays and Calendar: the origin of the count from creation, the meaning of Yom Teruah, the meaning of "Maccabee," identifying Achashverosh and Esther in secular sources, and the original three questions in the Mah Nishtannah. On Hebrew Language: the origin of the words brit, boker, hefker, chalom, chatan, kesef, midbar, navi, olam, she'ol, and seraphim. Also, is there a connection between זכר meaning "male" and זכר meaning "memory"? Is there a connection between לחם and מלחמה? He also has articles on words that appear only once in Tanakh, biblical words of Egyptian origin, wordplay in Tanakh, and interesting words in the daily Amidah.This book also includes two longer articles: "The Meaning of the Word Hitpallel (התפלל)" and "The Root of the Word מבול A Flood of Possibilities."
Waiting for Rain: Reflections at the Turning of the Year

Waiting for Rain: Reflections at the Turning of the Year

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In Israel, the High Holiday cycle marks the transition from summer to the rainy season.


In Waiting for Rain, the acclaimed teacher Bryna Levy offers a compelling collection of meditations that examine the biblical and liturgical readings associated with the High Holidays, from Rosh Hashanah to Simhat Torah. Based on a series of lectures given in Jerusalem at Matan - the Women's Institute for Torah Studies, and known as "The Hoshana Rabbah Lectures," Levy's readings of the traditional texts echo the natural and spiritual tenor of this season.

Waiting for Rain joins the field of biblical interpretation known as parshanut ha-mikrah. It offers fresh insights into traditional rabbinic interpretation, together with the author's perspective as a modern Orthodox woman bible scholar. Levy explores the psyches of the biblical characters and addresses issues such as our connectedness to others, the tragedy of wasted opportunity, confronting evil, the denial of death, faith and doubt, personal and communal responsibility, universalism versus particularism, the challenge of leadership, sin and atonement, and the efficacy of prayer. The result is a highly personal approach to the meaning of the High Holidays that resonates with our own modern lives. Stories about heroes and heroines, love, faith, hope, and dreams make this book a moving and engaging source for study and reflection as well as an excellent companion to the traditional High Holiday prayer services. To read more about Bryna Jocheved Levy and her work, visit her website.

Chol Hamoed

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Dorash Dovid Series I: Moadim 2 Volume Set

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Halachic Handbook: The Laws of Chanukah Paperback

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A concise and clear summary of all the laws of Chanukah, in a wonderfully convenient pocket size (4"x6") The halachos are written in a readable, easy-to-follow style, while extensive source notes make this a valuable resource for further, in-depth study. Includes Birchas HaMazon

Rav Chaim Kanievsky on Succos

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Rav Pam on the Festivals Hardcover

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Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Pam was one of the most beloved Torah personalities of our time. Revered for his scholarship, cherished for his warmth, venerated for his leadership, Rav Pam taught generations of Jews the meaning of a Torah life. Thousands of talmidim in Mesivta Torah Vodaath were privileged to learn from him over a period of 63 years. The Torah that he taught them still sings in their hearts. In this outstanding book, Rabbi Sholom Smith renders adaptations of Rav Pam's teaching on the Yamim Tovim and lifecycle, faithfully transmitting the lessons he taught. Each selection brings home a message the reader can relate to immediately, in the classic manner of Rav Pam. The insights filling this volume have never been published in book form. Each will inspire you. Teach you. Comfort you.

SUKKAH LIGHT

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TESHUVA- GUIDE FOR MIND AND HEART

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Timely Words: Holiday Insights Throughout the Year

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Zera Shimshon on Megilas Esther

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