Sunday, March 27, 2005

Artscroll Talmud

Especially now that the new daf yomi cycle of daily Talmud study has begun, there's a lot of interest in the Artscroll Talmud, aka the Schottenstein edition. It has a running translation and commentary similar to Steinsaltz, but with each Hebrew/Aramaic phrase also included before the translation. Nice for daf yomi, where you want to cover ground quickly but also want to feel like you're still doing the sugya not entirely in English.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Kosher Cookbooks

Hmm. Maybe that should be kosher kookbooks? Whatever.

Many delightful kosher cookbooks and books about keeping kosher here: Kosher Foods. You can find titles such as Kosher by Design, Let My People Eat (and other Passover cookbooks) How to Keep Kosher, and The Foods of Israel Today (we've got that at home, yum).

Jewish Bestsellers

Announcing the regularly updated Jewish Bestsellers list: Jewish Bestsellers. These are the top 50 books of Jewish content at Amazon. Of course, you can also see way beyond the top 50 bestselling Jewish books. Peruse to your heart's desire...

Soncino Talmud

Another helpful Talmud edition is Soncino, which has an English translation on the facing page with the Hebrew/Aramaic original. And the CD-ROM version allows you to open up windows for each, plus Rashi, and when you scroll in one, the others move along with you. Cool, eh? See our Soncino Talmud page: Soncino Talmud.

Steinsaltz Talmud

The Steinsaltz Talmud in English is out of print. Beautiful, wonderful - but out of print. So some volumes, especially the later ones, are getting hard to find.

The Steinsaltz Talmud in Hebrew is also a little hard to find in the US.

But fear not. Our Steinsaltz Talmud page - Steinsaltz Talmud - gathers them in one convenient place, with links to where you can purchase them. Enjoy your learning!

Jewish Book Mall - Jewish/Israeli Magazines and Newspapers (Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem Report...)

Say you grew up in Israel, and you'd like to stay in touch with mah shekoreh ba'aretz. Or maybe you grew up in Detroit and miss the Jewish News.

Not a problem. Our Jewish/Israeli magazines and newspapers page - Jewish Book Mall - Jewish/Israeli Magazines and Newspapers (Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem Report...) has your hometown Jewish newspaper.