Weekly Freebies: Bigdeh Shesh

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R. Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer’s Bigdeh Shesh: The Collected Writings of Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer was originally placed online in 2006: link. Edited by a student, this free download is a collection of R. Bechhofer’s articles. The table of contents is below. You can read more of Rabbi Bechhofer’s writings at his blog:rygb.blogspt.com and at his website: www.aishdas.org/rygb/.


Essays On Hashkafah
Facing The Machashavah Challenge
Forks In The Road: Old Divisions, Modern Ramifications
Think, Ask, Internalize!
Good Chumros?
Mezuzos, Machlokos And Eilu V’eilu Divrei Elokim Chayim
Bitachon, Hishtadlus, Histapkus
The Dveykus Vs. Shleymus Debate
Hakhel, Sukkos, And Achdus
Judaism And Racism
Thesis: Judaism And Counseling
Ayin Ho’ra
The Value Of S’michah
Shidduchim In America
Do You Know Where Your Yetzer Ha’tov Is?
Hashkafic Table
An Analysis Of Darchei Halimud Centering On A Cup Of Tea

Talmud Yerushalmi
The Other Daf Yomi
Dvar Hashem Me’yerushalmi
Yerushalmi On Kodashim

Problems In The Construction Of Eruvin In Modern Metropolitan Areas
Our Very Own Y2k Problem (More Precisely: Y0.92k)
Changing Neighborhoods: May The Jews Leave?
Halachos Of Shabbos Goyim
The Determination Of Death: Halachic Considerations
Jewish Medical Ethics: An Outline Of Principles
Imposing Black On White On Matters That Are Gray
Ta’amei Hamitzvos: Shatnez
Ta’amei Hamitzvos: Mechitza

History And Biography
In The Footsteps Of Rabbi Avraham Eliyahu Kaplan Zt”L
Elul In Slabodka: From The Diary Of Rabbi Avrohom Eliyahu Kaplan Zt”L
Dr. Nathan Birnbaum Zt”L, Ascent And Agudah
Three Seforim Of Or About Harav Yosef Dov Halevi Soloveitchik Zt”L
Dr. Yitzchok Breuer Zt”L And World History
Telshe: 120 Years Since The Founding Of The Yeshiva

You Destined Us
Creation Was Afraid

You can download the book here: link

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of TorahMusings.com, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student currently is serving his third term on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and also serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazineand the Board of OU Press. He has published four English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.


  1. Heya, I am “the student” and jsut weanted to let everyone klnow the link to where you can buy the paperback and hardcovers of the book is wrong in the pdf. It is actually http://www.lulu.com/sumseq
    – Ron

  2. I suggest again to make a file in the archives for the “freebies.”
    They are an important addition to the Hirhurim blog.

  3. Easiest way: https://www.torahmusings.com/category/freebies/

    I’ll add the link to the archives page

  4. Thanks.
    I wish I was more adept at using the internet.

  5. Trial Web Shiur tonight, 10:15-10:30 pm. Please join and comment!


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