August 26, 2012 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #604683
I am looking for suggestions for this type of reading. I have just begun posting here (my first thread is fresh here, about becoming Jewish after discovering Jewish roots).
To give you an idea of the level I am on, I will tell you what I have read so far, which I have been able to understand. Please keep in mind that I would need a a book with an English translation of almost any Yiddish or Hebrew if I am to understand the points being made.
I have thus far gotten a great deal out of S.Y. Agnon’s Days of Awe and Reuven Hammer’s Entering the High Holy Days.
Thank you so much for your suggestions as always!August 27, 2012 1:09 pm at 1:09 pm #893146RABBAIMParticipant
The Book of our Heritage by Rav Ki Tov
Rambam Laws of perepntance……. slowly!August 27, 2012 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm #893147
Why thank you Rabbaim! I am not in a major city with incredible bookstores, so I am thinking I should probably order this online…is there a cite that you or anyone would recommend as having a particularly good selection? I live in the United States if that makes a difference.August 27, 2012 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm #893148yaakov doeParticipant
Ebay seller bluebirds15 usually has over 1000 Jewish books in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Ladino listed. Well worth looking over his listings.August 27, 2012 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #893149
Fabulous! Thank you yaakov doe.August 27, 2012 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm #893151yehudayonaParticipant
Just to clarify: The Book of Our Heritage is an excellent and very readable treatment of the entire yearly cycle. It’s three volumes.August 27, 2012 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #893152Matan1Participant
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks wrote a commentary to the rosh hashana machzor, published by koren(it has an amazing introduction). Highly recommended.August 27, 2012 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm #893153
Wonderful suggestions yehudaona and Matan1 — many thank yous! I really enjoy books that cover the whole year so that I get a better feeling for themes and cycles.August 28, 2012 2:23 am at 2:23 am #893154Matan1Participant
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveichik(the rav) gave many lectures on the holidays. you can order many of his works on amazon (most literature in english by R Soloveichik was not written by him, but by his students).August 28, 2012 2:29 am at 2:29 am #893155
Thank you Matan1, I had not even thought of audio CDs!
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