Sifsei Chachamim is considered the classic commentary on Rashi, and is included in virtually every known edition of Chumash. It is studied in schools worldwide, and is an essential aid to reviewing the weekly Parsha with Rashi. Now, this superb commentary has become accessible to all, and with it, the words of Rashi will sparkle in their full glory!
To discourage assimilation and intermarriage, our Sages prohibited bishul akum ( food cooked by non-Jews). Today Jews increasingly encounter such food via non-Jewish caregivers for the sick and elderly, non-Jewish kitchen staff in Jewish institutions, and the gentile-dominated food industry, making this prohibition timelier than ever. Yet how well do most Jews know the laws of bishul akum? For instance:
• If food is cooked over a fire lit by a Jew but re-lit by a non-Jew, is the food subject to the prohibition?
• If a Jew set a timer to activate an electric oven, what is the status of food baked in that oven by a non-Jew?
• If a Jew switches on an induction stove, which does not become activated until cookware is placed on it, has he eliminated the prohibition?
• If food must be turned while cooking, must it be turned by a Jew?
• May a sick person eat food cooked by a non-Jew? May a minor?
The Royal Table answers all these questions and more. This handy reference work fills an important void in contemporary rabbinic literature, clarifying the permissibility of gentile assistance at home as well as in catering halls and food production. Its succinct, simple language and practical, day-today examples speak to all Jews, learned or not. Well-versed in the innovative technology that has revolutionized the kitchen and factory, the author offers creative, cutting-edge solutions to modern kashrut dilemmas.
The Royal Table also contains a user-friendly chart featuring color photos of more than 250 foods and explaining how the laws of bishul akum apply to each of them.
The Royal Table has been enthusiastically endorsed by Gedolim as well as major kashrut agencies both in Israel and abroad. Fully sourced and incorporating rulings of the leading poskim, this clear, concise guide is a must for laymen and kashrut professionals alike.
There’s a suspicious man living in the basement rental of Ari Berg’s home—Ari and his friends are sure of it. Why does Itamar Krikowski refuse to divulge what he does for a living? Why the mysterious air about him? And what reason does he have for hanging around the streets of the diamond district in Manhattan?
And speaking of which—there’s something shady going on in Aharon Fisher’s diamond business, too. With diamond thieves on the lookout, an attempted mugging, and an actual robbery occurring, there’s enough to give the creeps to Ari and Yonah, who are spending their summer working for Mr. Fisher.
Suspicious activity is also happening in Camp Shevas Achim, where Menachem Wolner is spending his summer. What are the strange beams of light the boys see coming from the woods behind their bunkhouse at night? What is Mitch, the camp’s new caretaker, doing wandering through the woods in the dark?
When the boys decide to do some investigations, little do they realize exactly what they’re getting themselves into…
Secret of the Woods is a thrilling mystery novel full of suspense and surprises. Join Ari, Yonah, and Menachem for a summer adventure they—and you—will never forget!
Elul and the Uomim Noraim take on a whole new significance and vibrance when under the guidance of the Mashgiach shlit"a! His wholesome and practical advice coupled a with penetrating overview and analysises are a recipe for success during these crucial days.
Shloshim Yom Kodem Hachag by Rabbi Shloimy Dickman is an essential to preparing oneself for the Yomim Tovim. All of the relevant halachos pertaining to each Jewish holiday, are skillfully arranged and divided into 30-day segments, for easy review prior to the Yom Tov in keeping with the dictum of the Sages to study the laws of each season thirty days in advance. Based on the Mishnah Berurah, and including contemporary poskim, with extensive footnotes. New revised edition! This volume covers the month of Elul, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkos, Chanukah, Purim and the Three Weeks.
Elul - Rosh Hashanah - Yom Kippur - Sukkos - Shemini Atzeres / Simchas Torah A Yom Tov Companion: Includes Important Texts & Tefillos in Hebrew
Now, experience an enriching and uplifting high holiday season with Rabbi Dovid Hoffman's long-awaited, new contribution to the Torah world: Torah Tavlin Yamim Noraim. Beginning with Elul and Parshas Hateshuvah, and stretching all the way through Simchas Torah with its joyous Hakafos, Torah Tavlin will inspire you as it entertains; educate as it guides you; it will lift you up to new spiritual heights, as the pages fly by, turning as if with a mind of their own!
And now, you can take it with you to shul, or to your Yom Tov table! With key passages and prayers included on the top of the page, you can say the tefillos and berachos while enjoying the eclectic mix of Divrei Torah, stories, meshalim, halacha and more that appear on the bottom! Add some "spice" to your Yamim Noraim, with Rabbi Dovid Hoffman and Torah Tavlin.
Tishrei can be overwhelming, with so many meals and dishes to prepare. Renee Chernin brings you easy-to-prepare, custom-tailored-for-the-day dishes you won’t be able to resist.
From the Mango-granate Barbecued Fish to the delectable Beets Everything Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream, you won’t believe how easy it is to make great-tasting, elegant holiday fare. The Oven-Baked Glazed Corned Beef provides a simple twist on a yom tov favorite, and the Harvest Bisque will become your go-to fall dish.
Once you’ve tasted these dishes—you won’t want to make yom tov without them!
Practical. Foolproof. Sumptuous. Delicious!
“Renee Chernin’s cooking demos are spiritual as well as culinary experiences. Her multidimensional approach, throwing in tidbits about Jewish traditions and the health benefits of the food according to Maimonides, distinguishes Renee’s cookbook from the rest. Her recipes are interesting to read, easy to follow, and delicious to eat.”
—Sara Yoheved Rigler
Author and international lecturer
“Wow, incredible job, you are truly gifted in developing an idea in a clear and inspirational way. Kol hakavod.”
What is the significance of doing teshuvah during the month of Elul? Can one do teshuvah even if he cannot recall his incorrect deeds? Why do the righteous- and even angels- so fear the Day of Judgement? What is the purpose of blowing the tekiah gedolah? Who established the neilah prayer? Why do we blow the shofar after Yom Kippur?Elul. Rosh Hashanah. Yom Kippur. The approach of the Days of Awe serves as a wake-up call, as every Jewish soul tries to connect with the Creator. We search for inspiration and practical lessons, hoping to find the tool that will unlock the door to sincere teshuvah.That key is now in your hands.Beginning with Rosh Chodesh Elul and through Yom Kippur it is here that you will find insights which will both inform and inspire.Discover the meanings of the various customs we keep at this time of year. Reach a new understanding of the poignant prayers of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Explore the steps which bring a person to full repentance.Interspersed with the rich variety of laws and customs are the inspiring lessons of our great leaders. The words of our teachers of past generations continue to speak to us- today. Through their example, we can achieve our goal of understanding the essence of these awesome days. By: Rabbi Dovid Meisels
Rabbi Davis once again formats the High Holiday prayers in a most eye pleasing and readable fashion. His ingenious top to bottom format eliminates the inherent difficulty of reading Hebrew and English text in opposite directions. This prayer book has the Hebrew text printed right along with the corresponding English text, as well as explanatory footnotes, to ensure a most meaningful prayer experience. Rosh Hashana Volume.
The words of the Machzor come alive with Rabbi Davis' linear translation of the Rosh Hashana prayers. The clear print and distinct page design allow the reader to access the translation right alongside the original text making for a more meaningful prayer. In addition to the authentic, scholarly English translation, the Metsudah features inspiring explanatory footnotes, to enhance the reader's understanding of the prayers. Pocket size, Nusach Ashkenaz. Full size and Yom Kippur also available.
Rav Moshe Aharon Stern zt”l educated and inspired thousands of followers and talmidim with the shmuessen that he delivered.
Through his position as the renowned mashgiach of Kamenitz Yeshivah in Yerushalayim, as well as his many travels to communities across the globe, Rav Moshe Aharon’s influence spread to people from all walks of life, who were drawn to his powerful words and to his sincere warmth and love for every Jew. His straightforward, down-to-earth shmuessen ring true with the clarity of his pure Torah hashkafah, combined with his keen insight into human nature and his practical approach to self-improvement.
With Wisdom & Warmth is the second book of shmuessen of the Mashgiach. Like its predecessor, From the Mashgiach’s Heart, this collection of over thirty talks was delivered and recorded personally by the Mashgiach. The shmuessen were given to a wide variety of audiences, including kollel yungeleit, ba’alei batim, yeshivah bachurim, seminary girls, and housewives. They were then transcribed, but with a marked effort to preserve Rabbi Stern’s “voice” in the written word. In this way, readers will feel as if they are actually sitting in on one of the Mashgiach’s va’adim or lectures, and will sense the emotion given over in them.
With Wisdom & Warmth is a book that will move you and change you. Its every page is saturated with the wisdom and warmth of the Mashgiach, and as you read it, you will feel it, too.
The only single volume shul Chumash that contains the entire Torah with the commentaries of both Rashi and Ramban! Beautifully laid out, with a crystal clear printing and typeface, including a totally re-typeset and punctuated Ikar Sifsei Chachamim, this handsome volume is a real pleasure to read and learn from. Contains kriyas haTorah and haftaros of Yom Tov, as well as the five Megillos.
The school was immersed in darkness; the parking lot a sea of black.
Michoel slowed to a walk, and began to circle the building…
Michoel froze. His heart beat wildly, and despite the winter cold, sweat broke
out on his face and neck. He pressed himself up against the brick wall of the
building, hoping that the shadows would well cast their spell of invisibility.
It was one voice, Michoel realized… One voice, and it was coming nearer… In
the darkness, Michoel strained his eyes… Could it be? Was it…?
It’s not easy moving to a new country when you’re twelve years old, and
for Michoel Lederman, whose family moved from England to America
all because of his sister Rikki’s Cerebral Palsy, life seems to be going
from bad to worse.
Then some terrifying criminal activity starts to happen in Rikki’s special
school. Michoel and his new friend Nachum embark on an investigation
mission to track down the person responsible for the sabotage against
Orah V’simchah, but soon things spiral out of control, as an unknown but
sinister enemy does his utmost to ensure that Orah V’simchah meets a
bitter end, and the Ledermans find themselves under direct attack…
Join Michoel and Nachum as they don their detective caps, dodging danger
from all directions — and learning some important life lessons along
the way — until the final surprising twist of the story…
Because all too often in life,
there’s a whole lot More Than Meets the Eye…