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    Bentorah29
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    Hello, I am a yeshiva high school senior. By the end of the Zman I will have around 200 dollars (from learning incentives) to spend on seforim. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to what I should buy to start my seforim collection? I was thinking of Nesivos Shalom set or 39 Malachi’s set. I would appreciate any suggestions.

    #1685060

    ubiquitin
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    What do you like to learn?

    #1685064

    sifsei chachamim
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    Obviously you should first buy seforim that you are most likely to use. The 39 melochos set is a very option. Maybe mishnayot kehati or a mikraos kedolos chumash/ nach.

    #1685066

    Levi Yitzchok
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    Piskei Teshuvos. VERY useful. You will gain a lot knowledge in so many areas of halacha and you will feel more confident about yourself.

    #1685067

    DISCOVERHASHEM
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    why would you want 39 copies of Malachi? 🙂

    I think a small set of Mishneh Torah (Rambam) or Mishna Berura are great things to have which you could use for your whole life.

    #1685075

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    What do you like to learn?

    Also, what do you already have?

    #1685132

    Bentorah29
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    I currently have Chumash Rashi Artscroll set, Kehati mishnayos set, and mini shas set. I am looking to get a couple sets that are classics and will be useful for the rest of my life. My options right now are the 39 melachos set, Dirshu Mishna Berurah, or maybe Kitzur Shulchan Aruch art scroll set. I am not able to fully translate hebrew right now but hopefully after yeshiva in Eretz Yisroel I should be.

    #1685134

    GAON
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    While I don’t exactly know what you are looking for or learn, Generally, there are two ways to look at it.

    a) Seforim that you will constantly use but are available anywhere you will go like a pocket-size Misnah Berurah/shas/Tanach etc , b) or collecting seforim that are not exactly available in every shul/yeshiva but are handy.

    #1685139

    Little Froggie
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    There’s an algorithm I always use:

    Take the average of how much Torah you already know, plus how much you intend to still learn, plus how much time and effort you know you will commit to Torah study. Then multiply that by the square root of your age minus the amount of best friends you have. That should give you your result.

    Seriously. get what you think will be useful. I, personally, prefer the mini sets, I’m often on the go. It allows me to learn instantly on the go.

    #1685140

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    I am looking to get a couple sets that are classics and will be useful for the rest of my life.

    Definitely Mishnah Berurah if you don’t have one. Dirshu is a good idea.

    Another idea for a classic which you haven’t mentioned is a set of Mikraos Gedolos.

    #1685663

    Bentorah29
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    Thanks those are some great suggestions. Would appreciate any more?

    #1685669

    My son in EY is partial to his pocket size set of – Shnayim Mikrah Vechad Targum. I personally use Rabbi Ribiat’s Lamed Tes Melochos set.

    #1685680

    Set of Shmitas Shabbos K’Hilchoso and if not able to fully translate Hebrew right now, get it in English. It is classic and will serve you well. Piskei Tshuvos is a more recent classic and an excellent second set, but first, get the Shmiras Shabbos K’hilchoso. – I use it weekly, whenever I need to know a din in hilchos shabbos!

    #1685674

    laughing
    Participant

    A good gemarah dictionary.

    #1685692

    GAON
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    Another thing to consider, if you leaving to Israel in any time soon, consider buying the seforim there, as they are much better priced, unless you buying English…

    #1686032

    Reb Eliezer
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    I don’t know your level of understanding but buy the black Minchas Chinuch, 3 volumes.

    #1687165

    Bentorah29
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    would Nesivos Shalom also be a good choice? (to learn in yeshiva next year b”h)

    #1688012

    baisment
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    there is a great new english Mishna Berurah by Ohr Olam out. A must for anybody who real wants to understand the Chofetz Chaim work.

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    Lekutei Moharan

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