Book Review: Mishnat Ya‘akov: Derushim Nivharim be-Mo‘adei ha-Shanah

BOOK REVIEW BY BEZALEL NAOR Shnayor Z. Burton, Mishnat Ya‘akov: Derushim Nivharim be-Mo‘adei ha-Shanah (5779/2019) Rabbi Shnayor Burton is a distinguished Talmudic scholar who resides in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. This is his second work of Jewish Thought. In 2017 he published Orot Ya‘akov: Derushim Nivharim be-Ma‘asei Avot. That volume focuses on the lives […]

Commentary to the Legends of Rabbah bar Bar Hannah, Reviewed by Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhoffer

Commentary to the Legends of Rabbah bar Bar Hannah Rabbi Abraham Isaac Hakohen Kook Introduction, Translation and Notes by Bezalel Naor Orot/Kodesh, 2019 by Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhoffer The first thing we have to clarify about this book is its intended audience. The book has a colorful cover, a portrait of a sea shore in […]

Book Review: Letter of Recommendation of Rabbi Moshe Zuriel

Letter of Recommendation of Rabbi Moshe Zuriel מכתב המלצה של הרה”ג רבי משה צוריאל שליט”א ב”ה יומי דניסן ה’תשע”ח ,לכבוד הרב בצלאל נאור שליט”א :למדתי קצת בספרך שוד מלכים והנני להעיר כמה הערות .א) נהניתי מהחידוש שחידשת (בעמ’ מב) שהחרדה שמרגיש זה האיש שמתגלים לו חזיונות עליונים, היא סימן ההיכר שהדברים שמתגלים לו הם נכונים. […]

Book Review: Elevate Your Prayer Experience; Review of Rav Kook Siddur by Ben Rothke

Reviewing: “Koren Rav Kook Siddur” by Avraham Yitzchak haKohen Kook. Koren Publishers Jerusalem. Hebrew/English edition. 2017. Hardcover. ISBN-10: 9653017543. $34.93. There’s a story where a man comes to a hasidic rebbe and pours out his problems to him. The rebbe replies that his problems are in truth not so insurmountable, as all he has to […]