Weekly Freebies: Rav Charlop

R. Zevulun Charlop was the longtime dean of YU’s RIETS, now dean emeritus. In honor of his retirement, YU published this book, Zeved Tov, which celebrates his accomplishments with Torah essays, available here: link

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Weekly Freebies: Tenuvos HaSadeh

The Machon Le-Mitzvos Ha-Teluyos Ba-Aretz publishes a journal titled Tenuvos Ha-Sadeh on agricultural mitzvos, including frequent articles by Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar. The complete archives are available here: link. See prior freebies here: link

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Weekly Freebies: Bugs in Food

R. Eitam Henkin, in his Lakhem Yihyeh Le-Okhlah, explores avenues of leniency regarding bugs in food, arguing for an attitude most would call “normal” even if it requires relying on leniencies. The entire book is available for free download here: link (PDF). The book has been expanded and published in hard copy. You can buy it here: link. See prior ...

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Weekly Freebies: Shabbos Goy

The circumstances under which you may ask (or hint to) a gentile to perform for you a forbidden labor on Shabbos are complex and often misunderstood. R. Yitzchak Zilberstein’s massive work on the subject, Melakhim Omanayikh, is available for free download at HebrewBooks: link. See prior freebies here: link

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Weekly Freebies: Avodah Zarah

Given the season, the following excellent books on tractate Avodah Zarah are timely. I found R. Ya’akov Wreschner’s Seder Ya’akov immensely helpful. He has since published a condensed version entitled Derekh Ya’akov. Both are available on I also include the Meiri for his historically significant comments and the collection of Rishonim called Kovetz Shitos Kamai which includes many obscure ...

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Weekly Freebies: Classic Derush

Classic works of nineteenth century biblical homiletics: Divrei Shaul by R. Yosef Shaul Nathanson: link Kesav Sofer Al Ha-Torah by R. Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer: link Minchas Ani by R. Ya’akov Ettlinger: link See prior freebies here: link

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