Weekly Freebies: Darkhei Halakhah

R. Mordechai Eliyahu zt”l, the former Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, has published three volumes of responsa (Ma’amar Mordekhai) and a number of other halakhic books. Among them is his Darkhei Halakhah commentary to Kitzur Shulchan Arukh. The Hebrew Wikisource edition of Kitzur Shulchan Arukh includes this brief commentary, containing mainly rulings based on Sephardic authorities. You can find it ...

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Weekly Freebies: Shavuos & Rus Musings

I have collected 18 pages of Hirhurim posts for Shavuos, although some are only tenuously or not at all connected to the holiday. And here is an original translation and commentary of the book of Rus. This collection of musings is eclectic and intended to be interesting rather than rigorous. Some comments are long and some short, spanning various genres ...

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Weekly Freebies: New Yerushalmi Commentary

Announcement from the Talmud Yerushalmi Institute (link): The Talmud Yerushalmi Institute announces the “Or Layesharim” elucidated Talmud Yerushalmi authored by Rabbi Yehoshua Buch. The editions are available in print and PDF. The uniqueness of the commentary is its reliance on the manuscripts and genizah fragments of the Talmud Yerushalmi that survived, through a meticulous examination of the unique language and ...

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Weekly Freebie: IDF Mezuzah

You might have read in the news about a controversial book by the IDF Rabbinate about mezuzah. There is actually a controversy over whether it is controversial (link 1, link 2). The book is available for free download here: link (PDF). Get it while it is still available. See prior freebies here: link

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Weekly Freebies: Purim Books

Some books on Purim from Yemei Ha-Purim by R. Tzvi Pesach Frank Gevuras Yitzchak by R. Yitzchak Sorotzkin Mekadesh Yisrael by R. Yisrael Harfenes Nitei Gavriel by R. Gavriel Zinner Ma’amar Esther by R. Shlomo Kluger Ma’amar Esther by R. Wolf Boskowitz Ze’ev Yitraf vol. 1 & Ze’ev Yitraf vol. 2 by R. Zev Hoberman Reshimos Lev based on ...

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