Announcement: New Book: Chizuk Shmuel on Daf Yomi

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I am grateful to announce the publication of my new book on daf yomi: Chizuk Shmuel Volume I: Berachos, and Chizuk Shmuel Volume II: Shabbos.

The aim of the book is to make daf yomi study transformational by identifying a topic on each daf, and using it as a springboard to develop mussar and hashkafic insights. The thesis is that, along with classics like Mesilas Yesharim and Chovos Halevavos, Gemara study can also serve as a daily source of mussar, hashkafah and chizuk.

I have provided a link to the table of contents and introductions for both volumes to give readers a sense of the book: link (PDF)

The volumes can be purchased individually at the printer’s website: Berachos and Shabbos.

— Rabbi Yeshaya Fruchter, [email protected]

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About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of, 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 serves on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as the Board of OU Press. He has published five 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.

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