Weekly Freebies: Ha-Peles

The influential rabbinic journal Ha-Peles, a counter-force against the Haskalah that was raging through the yeshiva world, was published by R. Eliyahu Akiva Rabinovich in the years 1901-1906. All five issues are available at I, II, III, IV, V. Dr. Rivkah Teitz Blau, R. Rabinovich’s great-niece, describes his undertaking in her biography of her father, Learn Torah, Love Torah, ...

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Weekly Freebies: TorahWeb e-Book

For twelve years, TorahWeb has been publishing weekly Torah insights from leading rabbis and roshei yeshiva, generally from YU. These divrei Torah are now available in a free e-book: link See prior posts here: link

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Weekly Freebies: Mesorah Journal

The Mesorah journal is published by the Mesorah Commission of the OU Kashruth Department and edited by R. Menachem Genack and R. Hershel Schachter. The journal consists of students’ notes from R. Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s Talmudic lectures and original essays on halakhic topics related to the kosher laws. All 24 issues are available for free download here: link See prior ...

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Weekly Freebies: VBM Sukkot Journal

Yeshivat Har Etzion’s Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash published another Sukkot Journal (5772): link. Articles include: R. Yehudah Amital – “The Fallen Sukka of David” R. Mosheh Lichtenstein – “The War of God and Magog: The Haftara of Shabbat Chol Ha-moed Sukkot” R. David Brofsky – “The Mitzva of Sukka” R. Moshe Taragin – “Shade of a Sukka” Also includes ...

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Weekly Freebies: Shiras Miriam

In honor of his wedding two years ago to Melissa, R. Zev Eleff published Sefer Shiras Miriam on assorted topics. The entire book, full of interesting discussions on Jewish law and Talmudic tradition, is available for free download here: link. Two chapters that might interest readers in particular are chapter 12 on lashon hara and journalism, and chapter 20 on ...

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Weekly Freebies: Rosh Hashanah Books

In preparation for the upcoming holiday, here are some relevant free books available on Gevuras Yitzchak on Elul, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by R. Yitzchak Sorotzkin (Lakewood, 2007) Nitei Gavriel on Hilkhos Rosh Hashanah by R. Gavriel Zinner (Jerusalem, 2001) Derashah Le-Rosh Hashanah by Ra’avad of Posquieres Otzar Ha-Mo’adim by R. David Dov Meisels (NY, 2001) Gam Ani ...

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Weekly Freebies: Yesodei Yeshurun

R. Gedalia Felder was a long-time rabbi and widely recognized posek in Toronto (brief bio). His most famous books were the six Hebrew volumes of Yesodei Yeshurun on the laws of prayer, Shabbos and Pesach. All six volumes are available for free download on HebrewBooks: Vol. 1 Vol. 2 Vol. 3 Vol. 4 Vol. 5 Vol. 6

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Weekly Freebies: 9/11 Resources

As we commemorate the tenth anniversary of the destruction of the Twin Towers and related terrorist attacks, I present a collection of 9/11 Jewish resources. This is incomplete but includes many lectures, Torah articles and news articles available online. Memorial for 9/11 (audio) by R. Norman Lamm Yom Iyun 9/11 (audio) by R. Zevulun Charlop Eis Tsara, Emunah, and 9-11 ...

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Weekly Freebies: Book Give-Away III

Last week’s winner of R. Aharon Rakeffet’s scholarly memoirs, From Washington Avenue to Washington Street, prefers to keep his name private but correctly answered that R. Rakeffet’s first job in Israel was as a staff editor of Encyclopedia Judaica. This week, the final of three weeks, the trivia question is: Who is Rav Rakeffet’s only living rebbe? E-mail your answer ...

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