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  • The Just Still Lives by His Faith

    Eliyahu Munk

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    ''The majority of these articles deal with subjects which may trouble the thinking believer, and perhaps even more so the person who has not yet come to terms with belief in the Torah and its interpreters, the carriers of our sacred tradition. This is why I have chosen the above quotation from Habakkuk as the title of this book.'' ~ From the foreword by Eliyahu Munk

    Contents

    • The Book of Jonah as an Indictment of the Jewish People
    • Discrepancies Between Chronicles and the Book of Kings
    • Are There Really 613 Biblical Commandments?
    • On the Who, When, and How, of Prayer
    • Solar and Lunar Eclipses and Their Impact on Society
    • Leviathan in the Bible, the Talmud, and in Our Liturgy
    • Amalek, Then and Now
    • Yiftach and His Daughter
    • A Strange הלכה – Mayim shelanu
    • On the Phenomenon of the Scapegoat for Azazel
    • Reflections on G-d’s Impartiality and the concept of זכות אבות
    • Prophets Who Misunderstood the Visions Granted Them
    • Lip- service in Lieu of Animal- sacrifice?
    • How Does the Bible Relate to the Death Wish of a Person?
    • Imperfections in Nature
    • Judaism and Collective Punishment
    • Does G-d Favour Democracy as a Form of Government?
    • Yaakov – Yisrael
    • Contradictions in the Laws About Vows
    • Is There a Limit to G-d’s Power?
    • Does a Prophet Forfeit His בחירה?
    • In Defence of Nadav and Avihu
    • Why Were Jacob’s Remains Embalmed?
    • Reflections on the Appointments of Successors by Our Leaders of Old
    • Dilemmas Inherent in Acceding to Popular Demands
    • Hair (Human and Animal) as Viewed by the Bible, the Talmud (Halachah) and Aggadah
    • Ruth as the Ideal Convert
    • Son or Daughter – Whom Do You Prefer (Is Preferable in the eyes of G-d)?
    • Discretion Versus Transparency
    • Are the Jewish People Lovable?
    • Examination of Marit Ayin Related Legislation in the Shulchan Aruch
    • Non- observance of the Challah Legislation as a Cause of Death during Childbirth
    • Parshat Balak: The Evil Eye
    • קדוש השם – אמונה – והשואה
    • From Metaphysics to Physics
    • The Torah’s Major U- turn
    • God’s “Racism” Versus His “Impartiality”
    • Why Two תוכחות?
    • Michal Daughter of King Saul and Wife of King David
    • Cloning – the Ultimate Form of Idolatry
    • Why Does Man Shun G-d? Is G-d Frustrated with Man?
    • Hereditary Elitism?
    • A Nation in the Making
    • Torah Versus Time
    • Two Toras, Why?
    • Extra Dimension
    • Chidushei Torah

    About the Author

    Mr. Eliyahu Munk was born in Frankfurt on Main, where he received his education at the Samson Refael Hirsch Realschule, as well as at the Yeshivah headed by Rabbi Dr. Joseph Breuer, ZT''L.

    After emigrating to England, he continued his studies at the Yeshivah in Gateshead.

    He served in Jewish education, primarily in Toronto, Canada for close to 30 years, before making aliyah to Israel in 1978. During his years in Canada he also pursued a business career while teaching. Since settling in Jerusalem, Mr. Munk has been busy translating numerous classical Torah commentaries into English. Publication of the Torah commentary by Samuel David Luzzatto (Sha'dal), brings the number of authors whose works Mr. Munk has translated to 14, comprising 53 volumes totaling over 23,000 pages.

    It is this editor's hope that the volume submitted herewith will be as enthusiastically received by his ever increasing circle of readers as have his earlier efforts.

    Also translated and annotated by Eliyahu Munk:

    Torah Commentary by Samuel David Luzzatto (4 volumes)
    Torah Commentary by Rabbi Bachya ben Asher (7 volumes)
    Haketav Vehakabbalah by Rabbi Tzevi Mecklenburg (7 volumes)
    Or Hachayim by Rabbi Chaim ben Attar (5 volumes)
    Tzror Hamor Torah Commentary by Rabbi Avraham Saba (5 volumes)
    Mikraot Gedolot, Hachut Hameshulash, Rabbeinu Chananel, Rash bam, R dak, Rabbi Ovadiah Seforno, (4 volumes)
    Tur on the Torah by Rabbi Yaakov ben Rabbeinu Asher (4 volumes)
    Shney Luchot Habrit by Rabbi I. Horowitz (3 volumes)
    Midrash of Rabbi Moshe Alshich (3 volumes)
    Kedushat Levi, Torah commentary by Rabbi Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev, plus many anecdotes about him, (3 volumes)
    Akeydat Yitzchak by Rabbi Yitzchak Arama (2 volumes)
    Chizkuni Torah Commentary by Rabbi Chizkiyahu Ben Rabbi Manoach (4 volumes) 

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  • Chidushei HaRashba on Shas

    Rashba

    A beautiful quality set of seforim containing the commentaries of the Rashba on Shas.

    Hebrew text only

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    Chidushei HaRitva Al HaShas

    The volumes in this set bring to light the extensive commentaries of the Ritva (Rabbi Yom Tov Asevilli) on Shas. The Ritva lived from 1250-1330 and was a highly respected Rabbi and Halachist.

    This beautiful set is a must for every home where deep Jewish learning is valued. The Ritva's commentary is concise and is valued highly in the modern day.

    Hebrew text only


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  • Encyclopaedia Judaica

    Fred Skolnik and Michael Berenbaum

    The landmark Encyclopaedia Judaica, lauded as the standard work on Judaism since first appearing in the early 1970s, has been extensively revised and expanded for this long-awaited new edition. Nothing compromised, included are more than 21,000 signed entries on Jewish life, culture, history and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists. Expanding the scope and relevance of this invaluable set are more than 2,600 brand-new entries, many focusing on gender issues and New World geographic areas of the United States, Canada and Latin America. Even more clarity and substance is incorporated through the updating of some 11,000 entries across all topics. The Holocaust segment alone features more than 50 entirely new articles.

    Scholars, general readers and students alike will use this 22 volume set. Extensive cross-referencing and a large subject index are just two of the many features making this huge set easy to use. Quick references are also facilitated through place-name lists, a chronology, a Hasidism chart, lists of newspapers and periodicals. More than 600 maps, charts, tables, photographs, illustrations and other visuals concisely illustrate key textual elements, and among other features making this scholarly work accessible, are entry-specific bibliographies to help guide further research. Included in each volume is an 8-page full color insert that provides a rich and thematic illustration of the many aspects of Jewish life and culture, as well as a record of the physical development of the State of Israel.

    Consider this set the definitive source on Jewish life, culture, religion, and history. This work has truly been brought into the 21st Century. 

    “It is the duty of every Jewish parent in the English-speaking world to have a copy of the Encyclopaedia in the home for the benefit of the next generation.”

    David Ben-Gurion, First Prime Minister of The State of Israel, describing the 1st edition

    DUE TO THE LARGE SIZE OF THE SET, THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGE.

    CALL US AT 201-963-9524, 718-972-5449 or eMail us at orders@ktav.com for details

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  • Tzror Hamor on the Torah

    Avraham Saba

    This 5 volume Torah commentary opens the intricacies of the Zohar to the non-scholarly reader.

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