People of the Book

In the fall of 2015 I began writing a weekly column for the Five Towns Jewish Times, sort of a compendium of classic works that anyone interested in the Jewish heritage should find familiar.  Put another way, these are book reviews of incredibly important works, even though they were published centuries ago.

Enjoy in good health!

Kalonymus Kalmish Shapiro, Esh Kodesh

Moshe Cordovero, Tomer Devorah

Yitzchak Baruch and Yosef Azulai, eds. Chok Le’Yisrael

Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, Mesilat Yesharim

Yisrael Meir Kagan, Chofetz Chaim

Yehudah Ha-Levi, Kuzari

Heinrich Graetz, History of the Jews

Avraham Maimuni (ben HaRambam), Milhamot HaShem

The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln

Rabbi Chaim Vital, The Gates of Holiness

Samuel Usque, Consolation for the Tribulations of Israel

Sefer ha-Chinuch

The Ways of the Righteous

The Letter of Nahmanides

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, ed. Hayom Yom

Rabbi David Gans, Tzemach David

Dr. Avraham Steinberg, Encyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics

R. Gershon Kiss, Masekhet Prohibition (Purim Torah)

R. Yaakov Emden, Megilat Sefer

R. Moshe Hagiz, Shever Poshim

R. Pinhas Hurwitz, Sefer ha-Brit 

R. Hillel Baal Shem, Sefer ha-Heshek

R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi, Tanya

Sara Copia Sullem, Manifesto

 

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